US official says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper carried a 'brief message' from President Obama to North Korea indicating he was the envoy to bring Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller home - @margbrennan
Kenneth Bae's sister on his release from North Korea: 'I am thrilled to imagine hugging my brother soon. He will not have to spend another day at a labor camp. He can now recover from this imprisonment and look forward to his wife, kids and rest of his life. Our Thanksgiving celebration this year will be one we will never forget' - statement
More from the Director of National Intelligence's office on Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller: 'We want to thank our international partners, especially our Protecting Power, the Government of Sweden, for their tireless efforts to help secure their release' - statement
Editor's note: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller were the last Americans held by North Korea following the release of Jeffrey Fowle last month. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is accompanying the two on their journey back to the U.S. - Aaron
US State Department spokesperson: 'The Department of State welcomes the release of US citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller from the DPRK, where they have been held for 2 years and 7 months, respectively' - statement
Family of Kenneth Bae: 'We are pleased that Rev. [Jesse] Jackson has agreed to undertake a humanitarian mission to seek Kenneth's release, if granted permission to do so from the DPRK' - statement via @NBCNews
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Kenneth Bae (born Pae Jun Ho; born August 1, 1968) is a Korean-American Evangelical Christian Missionary convicted by North Korea on charges of planning to overthrow the North Korean government, including setting up bases in China for the purpose of toppling the North Korean government. In April 2013, he was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. He was released on Saturday, November 8, 2014 along with fellow American Matthew Todd Miller.