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North Korea Rescinds Invite to Seek Bae Release

posted on February 10, 2014

David Brunnstorm of Reuters reports, “North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior U.S. official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae.” Reverend Jesse Jackson, at the request of the Bae family, also has offered to travel to Pyongyang to try to secure Bae’s release. “We are deeply disappointed by the DPRK (North Korean) decision – for a second time – to rescind its invitation,” a State Department official said on Sunday. “We support the efforts of the Bae family and Reverend Jackson to bring Bae home.”

Read at Reuters