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Q&A Beattie / Cook / North Korea / Detention Of Foreigners


In Mixed Signals Emanating From North Korea, Pyongyang Monday Called For A Cancellation Of Joint South Korean / US Military Exercises To Promote An Atmosphere Of Reconciliation Ahead Of September's Asian Games To Be Held In South Korea. Meanwhile, The North Confirmed Monday It Fired Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Sunday Into Waters Off Its East Coast In The Sea Of Japan. Pyonngyang Also Announced Two Detained Americans, Matthew Todd Miller And Jeffrey Edward Fowle, Will Be Tried On Charges, Including Hostile Acts Against The State. They Were Both Apprehended In April. Malcolm Cook, A Senior Fellow At The Singapore-Based Institute For Southeast Asian Studies, Told VOA's Victor Beattie North Korean Authorities Have Been Arbitrary In Charging Foreigners Accused Of Wrongdoing.

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