Trump: 3 Americans Held in North Korea Released
President Donald Trump says three Americans who were detained in North Korea have been released.
Trump said the three men are returning to the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The president made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. He added that the three "seem to be in good health." Trump also said he plans to meet with the released Americans when they land at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
The announcement follows Pompeo's visit to North Korea. The secretary of state went there to prepare for talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump added that Pompeo had a "good meeting" with Kim.
The three Korean-Americans released by North Korea had spent many months trapped in the country.
Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song were teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. They were separately detained in 2017. North Korean officials accused the two of anti-state activities and trying to overthrow the government.
The third detainee, Kim Dong Chul, was arrested in October 2015. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labor in 2016 after being found guilty of espionage charges.
Pompeo's latest trip to North Korea came just weeks after he met with Kim. Earlier this week, the North Korean leader met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second time in a little more than a month.
Observers say the talks are a sign that negotiations have reached a critical point.
"It suggests that a major deal is under consideration that involves major concessions on each side," noted Dennis Wilder. He served on the U.S. National Security Council during the presidency of George W. Bush.
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2.critical point 临界点
The incident happened at a critical point in the campaign.
3.major concessions 重大让步
The King made major concessions to end the confrontation with his people.
4.hard labor 苦工；劳役
They sentenced him to do hard labor.
5."It suggests that a major deal is under consideration that involves major concessions on each side," noted Dennis Wilder.
be under consideration ...在考虑中
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6.He added that the three "seem to be in good health."
be in good health 身体健康
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He has not been in good health for some years.
周三，特朗普在推特上宣布了这一消息。他补充说，他们看上去身体健康 。特朗普还表示，他计划前往马里兰州安德鲁空军基地迎接3名获释的美国公民 。
金相德（Tony Kim）和金学成（Kim Hak-song）曾在朝鲜平壤科技大学任教。2017年，他们分别被关押起来 。他们被朝鲜官员指控从事反朝活动并企图颠覆政府 。
第3位被扣押者金东哲（Kim Dong Chul）在2015年10月被逮捕。2016年，他因间谍罪被判处10年监禁和劳役 。
丹尼斯·威尔德（Dennis Wilder）指出，“这表明涉及各方重大让步的一项重要协议正在考虑之中。”威尔德曾在小布什执政期间担任美国国家安全委员会委员 。