North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for alleged action to topple gov't

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/3 16:19:05

North Korea Wednesday confirmed the arrest last month of a US citizen for alleged action aimed at toppling the Pyongyang government.

The official Korean Central News Agency said the "relevant institution of the North Korea intercepted American citizen Kim Sang Dok at Pyongyang International Airport at 08:00 a.m. April 22 (2300 GMT April 21) under a relevant law of the North Korea."

"Invited to Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to teach accounting as a professor, he was intercepted for committing criminal acts of hostility aimed to overturn the North Korea not only in the past but also during his last stay before interception," said the news agency.

"Kim is now under detention by a relevant law enforcement body which is conducting a detailed investigation into his crimes," it said.

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