North Korea detains another U.S. citizen: state media

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen: state media

"A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes", KCNA said. Kim had spent several weeks in North Korea to teach accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology.

The university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, said in a statement that Tony Kim had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage.

The English version of the state-run Korean Central News Agency identified the detained citizen as Jin Xue Song, a Chinese version of the name Kim Hak-song.

This is not the first time North Korea detains Americans.

While at least one former US government official was participating, the USA administration was not involved, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, North Korea continued its tirade over alleged United States provocations even as the meeting was underway in Oslo on Monday.

Last month, Kim Sang-duk-another teacher at PUST-was also detained for "hostile acts" while trying to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport.

Choi Sun Hee, the North America bureau chief of Pyongyang's foreign ministry, is expected to represent North Korea during the meeting with U.S. North Korea experts.

Kim Hak-song is believed to be the fourth U.S. citizen now detained in North Korea.

On its website, PUST says its mission is "to pursue excellence in education, with an global outlook, so that its students are diligent in studies, innovative in research and upright in character, bringing illumination to the Korean people and the world".

North Korea detains another U.S. citizen: state media

What, if anything, the arrests have to the alleged plot is unknown.

"As a result of China's pressures on North Korea, the number of trade workers based in China, as well as of North Korean merchants travelling to and from Dandong, has dramatically decreased", the source said.

Even so, it's expected that students report on their interactions with foreign staff. "North Korean media haven't said whether the two men knew each other".

In 2011, writer Suki Kim went undercover at PUST, posing as an English teacher and missionary. Last week, a video depicting a nuclear attack on the US was shown on North Korean television. No news came in or out.

Gardner made the comments last week on MSNBC's Morning Joe, when he said "most people agree" that Kim is a "whack job".

Madden says that the behavior of faculty members and exchanges at the university will inevitably have been under additional scrutiny by security forces as a result of the book.

Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, made a tearful public confession to stealing a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea with a tour group previous year.

"PUST exposes them to all sorts of subject matter and to interesting people", Madden said.

Pyongyang's head of intelligence, Ri Byong Ho, has stressed that the suspect behind the failed assassination is a "very important person" while noting that so far 80 attempts against Kim's life have been thwarted.




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