Yonhap News AgencyFebruary 6, 2014 18:16
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday his administration will make every effort to win the release of Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American man imprisoned in North Korea.
Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Obama noted Bae, a Christian missionary, has been held for 15 months.
"His family wants him home, and the United States will continue to do everything in our power to secure his release, because Kenneth Bae deserves to be free," Obama said.