American's Release Is No Breakthrough in US-N. Korea Relations

October 23, 2014 8:58 PM

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Former U.S. government officials say the release of an American who had been detained in North Korea for nearly six months is not likely to significantly affect relations between Washington and Pyongyang.

Jeffrey Fowle was released and sent home earlier this week, returning to his home in the state of Ohio. North Korea’s official media said leader Kim Jong Un had personally ordered Fowle’s release following repeated requests from U.S. President Barack Obama.

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