Kenneth Bae and his mother Myung Hee Bae embrace as they reunite at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
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Joy as North Korea detainees Miller and Bae return home

Two Americans who were released from detention in North Korea, Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae, have arrived to a joyful welcome in the US.

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper accompanied the men back, the US has confirmed.

Mr Bae thanked his supporters and said that he had experienced an "amazing" two years in prison during which he had "learned a lot" and lost weight.

US President Barack Obama said he was "grateful" for their safe return.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 09 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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