27 May '11, 11am

北朝鮮が捕らえていたアメリカ人を解放。何か「見返り」を得ることはできたのかな?食料支援か金正雲の後継承認か(前者なら日本からかも)。

SEOUL - NORTH Korea said on Friday it has decided to release a US citizen held since November on unspecified charges, following requests from a US official who is assessing possible food aid. Eddie Jun Yong Su, a California-based businessman, was detained for apparent missionary activities in the hardline communist state, colleagues say. The North 'decided to free and return (Jun) on humanitarian grounds in consideration of repeated requests' by recent US visitors to Pyongyang, the country's official KCNA news agency said. It cited this week's trip by Robert King, the US envoy on the North's human rights who is heading a team to assess whether to resume US food aid. UN agencies say that some six million people urgently need assistance. KCNA said Mr King had expressed regret and promised to prevent similar incidents. It said the North was also influenced by appeals from for...

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