North Korea detains another American citizen

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [U.S.], May 8 (ANI): Another US citizen has been detained in North Korea for suspected hostile acts against Pyongyang and investigations is being carried out by a relevant authority. Kim Hak-song was arrested on Saturday by a relevant institution of North Korea on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, the-state-run Korean central News Agency reported. The regime described "Kim was doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Sceince and Technology." A State department official told CNN that the US is aware of reports that an American citizen has been detained. "When a US citizen is reported to be detained in North Korea , we work with the swedish Embassy in Pyongyang ,which serves as the United States' protecting Power in Pyongyang," the CNN quoted the official as saying. Kim is believed to be the fourth US citizen currently detained in North Korea. It was the second time within one month that North Korea has arrested American citizens for allegedly carrying out hostile activities against Pyongyang. North Korea said on Friday it has foiled a plot by spy agencies of the United States and South Korea to assassinate its top leader Kim Jong un during mass celebrations last month.(ANI)