US Soldat überquert Grenze zu Nordkorea infographic
Grafik zeigt Details zum Grenzübertritt des US Soldaten Travis King.


US Soldat verhaftet nach Grenzübertritt zu Nordkorea

By Jordi Bou

July 19, 2023 - Ein US Soldat ist in Nordkorea in Haft nachdem er unerlaubt die Grenze am 18. Jun überschritten hat. Damit hat Pjöngjang mutmaßlich ein Druckmittel zur Hand für Verhandlungen mit US.

The U.S. military is scrambling to establish the fate of Private Travis T. King, who crossed into North Korea on Jun 18, while on an orientation tour of Joint Security Area (JSA) on the border between the two Koreas.

King who joined in 2021, was facing disciplinary action.

The crossing comes at a time of renewed tension on the Korean peninsula, with the arrival of a U.S. nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine, and the test launch early on Jul 18 of two ballistic missiles into the sea by North Korea.

It was unclear how long North Korean authorities would hold the soldier but analysts said the incident could be valuable propaganda for the isolated country.

PUBLISHED: 20/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Facebook