Travis King crossed the South Korean border illegally during a visit to the Demilitarized Zone in July
U.S. soldier Travis King, who illegally crossed into North Korea two months ago, is in U.S. custody, the Pentagon said. Earlier, the Asian country had threatened to expel the soldier. Information from ABC News.
“We can confirm that US officials confirmed the return of Private King and left PRC airspace en route to a US military base.” Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said.
China and Sweden, which brokered talks with North Korea, are also involved in efforts to bring back the US soldier.
“We thank the Government of Sweden for serving as America’s protectorate in the DPRK, and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for their assistance in facilitating the transit of the private monarch.”National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.
In July, a 23-year-old soldier crossed the South Korean border into North Korea while visiting the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
According to the information published by the state news agency KCNAKing said he moved to North Korea because “I am disappointed by the inhuman treatment and racial discrimination. He got into the US Army.
The US has not responded to the allegations.
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