“Ex-President Carter plans to visit North Korea: report”
“…Carter is planning to visit North Korea soon to try to win the release of a U.S. citizen held for committing crimes against the reclusive state…
The issue of Kenneth Bae who has been held in the North for nine months is becoming a burden for the United States,” the diplomatic source was quoted as saying by Yonhap.
“Even if Carter’s visit materializes, it will be focused on the issue of Kenneth’s Bae’s release more than anything else.”
Carter has made trips to the North on diplomatic missions and in 2010 helped earn the release of another American, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a Boston native who had been sentenced to eight years hard labor for illegally entering the country.”