On the Release of an American Citizen from North Korea

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 16, 2018

The United States appreciates the cooperation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the embassy of Sweden in facilitating the release of an American citizen. The United States is grateful for the sustained support of Sweden, our protecting power in North Korea, for its advocacy on behalf of American citizens. The safety and well-being of Americans remains one of the highest priorities of the Trump Administration.