Kerry says no apology to North Korea to free Americans

Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.’

Kerry said on Friday North Korea should free Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae (bay) because they are being held “inappropriately.”

North Korea on Tuesday released another American, Jeffrey Fowle, who had been held for six months after his arrest for leaving a Bible in a nightclub.

Kerry said the U.S. is delighted that Fowle is back in Ohio, and hopes North Korea will recognize that it could build goodwill and “open up a diplomatic track” in tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang by releasing the other two.

Kerry was speaking at after a joint meeting of the top diplomats and defense officials of close U.S. ally South Korea.

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