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[I&A] 【整理】2009-08-06:'克林顿赴朝营救被扣女记者'

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One thing that is clear here is that Bill Clinton would not have gone to North Korea unless he was certain that he would be coming back with the two journalists.

Former President Clinton arrived in North Korea early Tuesday in an unmarked aircraft met warmly by North Korea officials and
a younger girl bearing flowers. This trip has been in works for weeks NBC news was told that North Korea’s had two demands: an apology from the US and a high profile emissary to come to North Korea. The apology came in my interview with Secretary of State Clinton just a few weeks ago.

“The young woman themselves have apparently admitted that they probably did trespass so they are deeply regretful and we are very sorry this happened.”

And now with President Clinton’s presence in North Korea the second demand has clearly been met. There could not be a more high profile emissary, former President, husband of the Secretary of State and his former Vice president Arnold Gore cofounded the current TV where the journalists work.


“Of all the Presidents that we’ve had the North Koreans will be particularly happy to see him arrive on this very sensitive mission.”

Laura Ling and Euna Lee were charged with illegally entering in North Korea and sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp. Ling sister Lisa spoke to Diane Sawyer about what worries her most.

“Lisa what about Lora’s health you have talked about the fact she has an
ulcer which can be a very very serious condition. Ah, What is your concern about it?”

“That is one thing. Yeah. Well she has
recurring ulcer and we know that she’s been allowed to receive some medication but we know that her doctor is very concerned. He has written a letter appealing to North Korea government to at least allow her to see a physician and as we all know ulcers are exaggerated by stress.”


And earlier this summer Lisa Ling told ABC Bob Woodruff she dreamt of the moment of her sister’s release.

“What do you think the moment’s gonna be like when they get out
of North Korea?”

“You know it’s a
scene that kind of replayed over and over in my head. I just hope it come soon.”

And officials say that could be just a matter of days.
The announcement by the way Bill Clinton’s arrival happened while his wife was on an airplane headed for Africa. Under a refueling stop, a senior US official said she would have no comment until President Clinton’s mission was complete. Diane


“Yes. That is a singular moment to have the Secretary of State and then her husband in North Korea. But a question to you, I
noticed that at the airport President Clinton, former president Clinton was greeted by Kim Kye Kwan who’s head of the nuclear negotiating team for North Korea. Everyone has said thesetwo issues are separate issues but will they be discussion about other things


“Well I think it was quite stunning he was there, Diane. But it is unclear whether they will talk about anything else. The State Department saying this is humanitarian mission that is the single purpose here but this certainly opens dialog.”
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