Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Visit To North Korea

On Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to Pyongyang to negotiate the release of two American journalists arrested in North Korea in March. Here, Clinton arrives in Pyongyang.


Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, greets the former President upon his arrival.


A young girl presents Clinton with flowers. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwa (second from left) and Yang Hyong Sop (third from left) stand nearby.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-il meets with former President Clinton.


Clinton and Kim Jong-il pose for a photo released by North Korea’s state news agency.


During Clinton’s visit, Kim Jong-il announced a “special pardon” for the two journalists. Keep checking TPM for the latest updates on Clinton’s visit and the journalists’ release.