Obama: ‘Wonderful day’ for 2 freed Americans
President Barack Obama says he is “very grateful” that North Korea has released the last two Americans in its custody.
Obama says “it’s a wonderful day for” Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller and their families.
U.S. officials say Bae and Miller were released Saturday and are on their way home.
The president also praised Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who traveled to North Korea to take the Americans home.
Bae and Miller were the last Americans held by North Korea following the release last month of Jeffrey Fowle.
Miller, who’s from California, was serving a six-year jail term on charges of espionage, after he allegedly ripped his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport in April and demanded asylum.
Bae, who’s from Washington state, is a Korean-American missionary with health problems. He was serving a 15-year sentence for alleged anti-government activities.