The US based activist Robert Park has been arrested in North Korea after crossing a poorly guarded stretch of the Tumen River which seperates China and North Korea.
Robert Park has recently become increasingly involved with Anti-DPRK activist groups.
According to two people who watched him cross that Park said “I am an American citizen. I brought God’s love. God loves you and God bless you” in fluent Korean as he crossed the river on Friday. His crossing was apparently filmed.
The US State Department has said┬á “The U.S. government places the highest priority on the protection and welfare of American citizens.”
This could complicate the negotiation process that was improving between the US and North Korea recently.