North Korea

North Korea Releases Two American Detainees

No more Americans currently being held by nation

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Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to leave North Korea "and are on their way home," the U.S. government announced Saturday, leaving no more Americans detained in the reclusive East Asian nation.

The pair were released after a rare trip by a top American official—U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper—to Pyongyang as an envoy of President Barack Obama, a senior State Department official told CNN. The official said that there was no "quid pro quo" for the men's release.

In a statement Saturday, Clapper's office said the U.S. government is facilitating the two men's return home, though it was not immediately clear when they would arrive back in the United States.

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