US citizens Kenneth Bae (L) and Matthew Todd Miller (Reuters)
North Korea has released detained US citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, and they are already on their way home.
The release of the prisoners was confirmed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which said that the Bae and Miller were being accompanied to the US by James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.
The US State Department said that it “welcomed”the release of Bae and Todd by the hard-line Stalinist regime in Pyongyang.
“We are grateful to director of national intelligence [James] Clapper, who engaged on behalf of the US in discussions with DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) authorities about the release of two citizens,” the State Department said in a statement.
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