Transcript for North Korea releases American, announces new weapon
About 12,000 votes. Breaking news out of north Korea where a detained American has been released and they have announced the creation of a secret new weapon which increases their military strength and Martha Raddatz has the latest. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning. The announcement was made with fanfare overnight on north Korean state media saying Kim Jong-un had visited the test site of what they called an ultra modern highly significant tactical weapon which they said protects their land and greatly strengthens the combat powers of their military, state media did not show the weapon but U.S. Officials say it was not a missile launch. It was a smaller weapon. But it still could raise tensions with Washington. It's been five months since that summit and North Korea has not made verifiable steps to shut down its nuclear program. In a meeting between secretary of state Pompeo and his counterpart last week, it was canceled last week by the north Koreans who said there were scheduling problems. What do we know about the release of this American? This was an American who crossed into North Korea last month illegally by China and they claim the American told him he did so at the direction of the CIA but say they plan to release him so mixed messages from North Korea today. Trying to have it both ways. Martha Raddatz, thanks very much.
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