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US: Swede meets with reporters detained in NKorea

US: Swede meets with reporters detained in NKorea

The United States says a Swedish diplomat has been allowed to visit two American reporters being detained in North Korea.
State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said Monday that a Swedish diplomat met with the journalists individually over the weekend.
Duguid provided no other details about the journalists or the weekend visit, citing privacy concerns.
The United States has no official diplomatic presence in North Korea and must rely on Swedish diplomats for dealings with the North.
The journalists are in North Korean custody after allegedly crossing the border illegally from China on March 17.
Euna Lee and Laura Ling work for former Vice President Al Gore's online media venture Current TV.


Updated : 2021-10-17 13:30 GMT+08:00