White House Confirms One American Being Held in North Korea Has Been Released

Two Americans are still being held there

North Korea releases American Jeffrey Fowle, US confirms (The Guardian)

The US State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle was home Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang. She said the US is still trying to free two other Americans, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.

Confirming the news, the White House welcomed Fowle’s release and thanked Sweden for helping arrange his departure from North Korea.

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