May 9, 2018 / 2:11 PM / 17 days ago

Family of detained American 'grateful' for his release from North Korea

(Reuters) - The family of Tony Kim, one of three imprisoned Americans held by North Korea, said in a statement on Wednesday they were grateful for the release of the three and thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for engaging directly with Pyongyang.

Tony Kim, one of the three Americans being held captive by North Korea, is seen in this photo taken in California in 2016, released to Reuters by the family of Tony Kim March 11, 2018. Courtesy of the family of Tony Kim/Handout via REUTERS/Files

“We are very grateful for the release of our husband and father, Tony Kim, and the other two American detainees,” the Kim family said in a statement.

Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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