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Bill Clinton leaves North Korea - KCNA
August 4, 2009 / 9:22 PM / 8 years ago

Bill Clinton leaves North Korea - KCNA

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has left North Korea with his party by air, the the official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Image taken from video footage shows former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il posing for a picture in Pyongyang August 4, 2009. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

“ They were seen off at the airport by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and Kim Kye Gwan, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs,” KCNA said in a statement which carried a Pyongyang dateline.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il earlier granted a “special pardon” to two jailed U.S. journalists which releases them from detention, KCNA news agency reported.

The latest agency despatch did not mention the two journalists.

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