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U.S. reiterates N. Korea travel warning after third American detained Updated: 2014-06-07 14:16:11 KST

U.S. reiterates N. Korea travel warning after third American detained
The U.S. government has reiterated its warning against travel to North Korea after an American tourist became the third U.S. citizen to be detained in the North.
In a briefing Friday, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said U.S. officials were aware of and are investigating this latest detainment.
North Korea's state-run TV channel on Friday identified the latest detainee as 56-year-old Jeffrey Edward Fowle.
It said he arrived in North Korea at the end of April and authorities were questioning him for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit, but did not give any further details.
U.S. officials refuse to comment on reports that say Mr. Fowle was held after leaving a Bible in his hotel room.
The State Department has a strong warning out to discourage American tourists from visiting North Korea.
It also says being part of a tour group will not prevent a possible arrest.

Comment

bartektodde (USA) 2014-06-08 02:11:44 KST    

Maybe Mr. Fowle left his Bible by accident. The D.P.R.K. should distribute Bibles to the people. Juche (주 체) with Jesus.

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