Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean service, reports that former President Jimmy Carter will “likely” make a return visit to the hermit nation of North Korea:
“It is highly likely that ex-President Carter will travel to North Korea in about a month as the North Korean mission in New York has been arranging for the visit,” said the source, who requested anonymity.
Carter is expected to be accompanied by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other prominent figures who are ready to be middlemen in U.S. relations with the impoverished but nuclear-armed state.
Carter visited Pyongyang in August and brought back Aijalon Gomes of Boston, who had been sentenced to eight years in a labor camp and fined about US$700,000 for illegally entering North Korea months earlier.
A spokeswoman for Carter said this morning that she could not confirm the report.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider