pyongyang - North Korea reserves the right to 'ruthlessly punish Americans stuck in the country'. That US media reports that Pyongyang takes up US citizens to use them as a change in negotiations, according to KCNA State Press Office, of 'ignorance'.
In the Stalinist country, four Americans are well-known. Among other things, there are two employees of the University of Science and Technology in Pyongyang: Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-dock. They were recently arrested. 22-year-old Otto Warmbier and missionary Kim Dong-chul (62) have been stuck for a long time and have been convicted of forced labor.
According to KCNA, it is soon revealed what the newly arrested Americans would have known.