(Al Jazeera News)- North Korea has arrested a US citizen, officials say, in the latest case of an American being held in the country.
The Swedish embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained on Friday, but could not comment further.
The embassy looks after consular affairs for the US in North Korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a Korean-American man was arrested on Friday at Pyongyang’s international airport while trying to leave North Korea.
It said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, Kim, has been involved in aid and relief programmes to North Korea and was a former professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China.
Source: Al Jazeera News