It has been discovered that Private Travis King, an American soldier who defected to North Korea and was expelled from North Korea, is being transported to the United States via Dandong, China and Osan base, South Korea.
State Department spokesman Matthew Miller announced the transfer route at a regular briefing on the 27th (local time), saying that Private King was in good mental and physical condition. Private King was transported by North Korea to Dandong and met with U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns. He was flown from Dandong to Shenyang, China, on a State Department aircraft equipped with medical equipment, and then returned to the U.S. military base in Osan, South Korea, where he was handed over to the U.S. Department of Defense.
“Private King is en route to the United States and is expected to arrive within a few hours,” Miller said. Private King is scheduled to arrive in Texas on the night of the 27th or early morning of the 28th, the New York Times reported , citing a U.S. government official. He will be transported to a medical facility in San Antonio, SARS, for testing. The NYT
reported that Swedish authorities, who토토사이트 mediated Private King’s deportation process as a representative country of the United States, determined that Private King was in good health and could fly immediately without undergoing medical examination at US military bases in Korea or Japan . Private King broke away last July while on his way to receive disciplinary action in the United States and went on a tour of Panmunjom. During the tour, he suddenly defected to North Korea through the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom . Because he is an active-duty soldier, he is expected to be disciplined for defecting to North Korea upon his arrival in the United States. “Please contact the Department of Defense” regarding disciplinary issues, Miller said.
Private King’s mother, Claudine Gates, expressed gratitude to those who worked to secure her son’s release, a spokeswoman told the press.