North Korea Planning Interrogation of Captured US Journalists
Tensions are on the rise thanks to North Korea's imprisonment of two US journalists accused of spying. They were detained after illegally crossing into the country from China and are being moved to the North Korean capital for interrogation.
Adding to these troubles are North Korea's plans to test-fire a long-range rocket next week.
North Korean military intelligence officers in Pyongyang are questioning two American journalists for alleged espionage after they illegally crossed into the country from China, a South Korean newspaper reported Tuesday.
North Korea has warned the US and South Korea not to impede the launch, which it claims is for a peaceful satellite. "Countries like the US and Japan, which are taking issue with our ... launch, are nations that have already fired satellites earlier than us," said the statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency. The stance proves their "their hostility toward us".