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U.S. "open" to sending high-ranking official to North Korea

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The U.S. government is working its diplomatic channels to safely release three of its citizens currently being held in North Korea. According to Voice of America,... the U.S. State Department has made it known that they would be open to sending a high-level diplomat to the North... as soon as possible. Washington is also reportedly willing to send someone other than special envoy Robert King, who Pyongyang has now rejected twice from entering North Korea. Meanwhile, the South Korean military arrested a U.S. citizen they say was trying to swim across a river into the North late Tuesday night. The man reportedly told officials that he wanted to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.