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State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki confirmed on Tuesday that Secretary of State John Kerry met with the family of Kenneth Bae, the imprisoned pastor who has been in North Korea custody for months.
Washington's former top negotiator with North Korea says the videotaped statements by captive American Kenneth Bae this week are a sign Pyongyang is looking for a way to release the detained pastor — and that the State Department is likely now mobilizing behind the scenes to seize the opportunity.
Recent disclosures that North Korea is building a light-water reactor and centrifuge facility to produce uranium fuel for bombs has confirmed what critics say are significant failures of U.S. intelligence and diplomacy since 2002 to identify and halt Pyongyang's nuclear program.