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US Envoy: No Rewards Offered for N. Korean Release of Americans

The United States says it did not offer any rewards to North Korea in return for Pyongyang’s releasing two American detainees last week. Robert King, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, made the remarks at the 4th Chaillot Human Rights Forum Thursday in Seoul. “We did not offer humanitarian assistance to North Korea," said King. "We did not offer deals on anything else to get the release of these American citizens. We don’t do...

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