SEOUL – Amid heightened tension with United States, North Korea has arrested a US professor following the charges of “hostile acts” against the regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.
He is the second US professor teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to be apprehended in recent months.
“The relevant authority is currently carrying out a detailed investigation into the crime of Kim Hak-song,” the state-run news agency said.
In April, North Korea arrested Kim Sang Duk for “hostile acts” against the regime. He was also working at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.