January 26, 2021

Rodman says discussing detained U.S. citizens “not my purpose” for DPRK trip

Visit will be ex-NBA star's fifth to North Korea, and first since fateful 2014 visit

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman on Tuesday said he will not seek to discuss the case of four U.S. citizens detained in North Korea with the DPRK leadership, speaking to reporters at Beijing Airport before a flight to Pyongyang.

Rodman reportedly said that negotiating the release of the Americans was "not my purpose right now", instead saying he was trying to "open a door."