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Freed Americans return home from North Korea

All national dailies reported that the three Americans who had been detained in North Korea arrived in the United States early Thursday morning, a day after their release during Secretary Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang, and were greeted by President Trump at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington.

 

In a related development, Yomiuri wrote that the families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea welcomed the return of the American detainees and expressed their hope that the move will help resolve the issue of the Japanese abductees. Sakie Yokota, the mother of abductee Megumi Yokota, expressed her hope that the Japanese abductees will also return home safely.

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