Carter wins freedom for American held in North Korea

For some reason, I can’t see Bush ever doing this successfully. Or even doing it at all. BBC News:

Former US President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of an American citizen detained in North Korea.

Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, was sentenced to eight years’ hard labour in April, after being found guilty of illegally entering the country from China.

Mr Carter, who spent two days in Pyongyang, has now left with Mr Gomes.

North Korea’s state media said officials told Mr Carter of Pyongyang’s willingness to re-enter talks on its nuclear programme.


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