NoKo Claims to Have a Third American 'Detainee'
North Korea said Friday it had detained a US tourist for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a brief report that Jeffrey Edward Fowle was being questioned by authorities after violating visa regulations.
"US citizen in custody for committing anti-DPRK (North Korea) hostile activities", KCNA said in its headline accompanying the story.
The United States confirmed the arrest, although State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said she could not name the detainee for privacy reasons.
The world knows we have a weak, befuddled president and a secretary of state with an IQ somewhere between a walnut and 50, so there is a very real possibility that these kinds of announcements will become commonplace.
I'm so old I remember when they said the whole world was going to love us if we elected Barack Obama.