North Korea's official media as a U.S. man arrested last year for the reclusive nation against "a crime" was arrested is identified.
"Young American citizen June 2010 SU was arrested in November and then to enter it against the (North Korea) to a crime investigated by the relevant part," KCNA Thursday news agency reported. "During the investigation admitted his crime."
KCNA on the nature of the alleged crime did not provide details.
Two State Department officials, the condition of not being identified on Tuesday told CNN that the man is a Korean American businessman. Sources said that one of the traders had visas to enter North Korea.
U.S. State Department in the capital of North Korea Swedish Embassy is working with North Korean officials said. United States, North Korean officials by Swedish authorities,, emphasis on humanitarian grounds for such progress.
American arrested in North Korea
Sweden in North Korea represents U.S. interests because the United States and North Korea have diplomatic ties between.
Swedes have been given consular access to him and visited him, officials said. Swedish authorities are asking for a regular visit, officials said.
Swedish government in Stockholm a CNN has confirmed that North Korean embassy is working on the issue.
According to sources, because of privacy concerns, refused to provide more information.
North Korea in recent years has been detained several American, which already between Pyongyang and Washington has a rocky relationship in the increase in stress level.
Former President in 2010 helped Aijalon Mahli Gomes, who was a U.S. citizen was fined nearly $ 600,000 in North Korea and China on border crossing worked for eight years imprisonment secure the release of be.
Gomes, who while in North Korean custody tried to commit suicide was believed to be a Christian worker.
Two U.S. journalists - Sex and Euna , who entered North Korea in March 2009 and were arrested and sentenced to 12 years hard work - former U.S. President Bill Clinton by oneafter intervention were issued in August 2009.
Tensions between North Korea and the West in part recently Pyongyang's nuclear development program because of concerns have spiked in years. United States and South Korea joint military exercise held in February, North Korea, despite warnings to the south to carry out exercises, calling them provocative statements and one threatened to engulf Seoul "in flames sea. "
Torpedoing and South Korea in March 2010 one of its warships sinking, killing 46 sailors of the North, and last November, alleges, Yeonpyeong Island North Korea shelled, two South Korean soldiers and two civilians killed .