Updated: 07/01/2014 02:45 | By Agence France-Presse

US calls for release of two men facing N.Korea trial

The United States on Monday called for the release of two American citizens who are facing trial in North Korea on charges that Pyongyang says include "perpetrating hostile acts."


US calls for release of two men facing N.Korea trial

This handout photo obtained June 10, 2014 courtesy of Moraine, Ohio shows Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea's official KCNA news agency said earlier Monday that suspicions about "hostile acts" by Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle had been confirmed by evidence and their own testimony.

"We request North Korea release them so that they may return home," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

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