Sunday, April 23, 2017

North Korea detains another American citizen, raising total # of detained Americans to 3

Tony Kim (Korean name Kim Sang-duk) was detained on Saturday, according to the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. The article states that a possible reason for his detainment is his involvement in relief efforts. North Korea, according to the article, is known for holding foreigners on "dubious" charges in order to use them as leverage in deals with other countries. The U.S.'s relations with North Korea are more strained now than ever with Kim Jong Un still testing nuclear weapons, and the U.S.'s promise of using force to stop North Korea if necessary.

-Jason Keller

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