American detained in North Korea, State Department officials say

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An American man has been detained by North Korean authorities, two State Department officials told CNN.

The State Department is working with the Swedish Embassy in Pyongang, the North Korean capital, the officials said. The Swedes have been granted consular access to the man and have visited him, the officials said. The Swedes are asking for regular visits, the officials said.

Sweden represents America’s interests in North Korea because the United States and North Korea do not have diplomatic relations.

The sources declined to provide additional information because of privacy concerns.

 

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