Return of U.S. Citizens From North Korea

Return of U.S. Citizens From North Korea

Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:04

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
WASHINGTON, DC  20511

November 8, 2014
 
RETURN OF U.S. CITIZENS FROM NORTH KOREA

We can confirm that U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to depart the DPRK and are on their way home, accompanied by DNI Clapper, to re-join their families. The United States government is facilitating their return to the United States. We welcome the DPRK's decision to release both Mr. Bae and Mr. Miller. We want to thank our international partners, especially our Protecting Power, the Government of Sweden, for their tireless efforts to help secure their release.
 
Brian P. Hale, Director of Public Affairs
Office of the Director of National Intelligence