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US refuses to comment on Carter's DPRK visit

08-25-2010 09:01 BJT

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The US-based, Foreign Policy Journal, says former US President, Jimmy Carter plans to visit the DPRK to negotiate the release of a US citizen, detained for illegally entring the country.

According to the report, Carter decided to make the trip "within days". Ai-jalon Mahli Gomes was detained by the DPRK in January.

On April the 6th, he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment and given a fine of about 700 thousand US dollars. Gomes' health has apparently been worsening.

In a similar humanitarian visit, last year, another former President, Bill Clinton successfully freed two jailed American journalists. However, the Obama administration is refusing to comment on any new visit.

P.J. Crowley, Spokesman, US State Department, said, "We are interested in getting Mr. Gomes returned to the United States. We are concerned about his health and welfare, we are doing everything in our power to see him return to the United States and at this stage, we are not going to comment on any particular details."


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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