Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Canadian pastor returns home after N Korea ordeal

Canadian pastor returns home after N Korea ordeal

His liberation came at a moment of high tensions between North Korea and the United States.

"It is important to be clear from the Canadian perspective that we stand by our allies when they are threatened, very much including the United States", Freeland told reporters in Edmonton Friday afternoon, after being asked about Trump's inflammatory language.

The country, she said, "is posing an unacceptable security threat both in the region and to the entire world". Three Americans remain in the custody of the regime of Kim Jong-Un.

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"Having said that, I think that we need to seek ways to de-escalate the situation".

Freeland said Canada is "working with our global partners to seek a resolution, a de-escalation" in the situation.

She said she briefly spoke with her North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, on the sidelines of an ASEAN ministers gathering in Manila on Sunday and with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Wednesday.

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Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, was arrested in January 2015 on charges of subversive activities against the North Korean regime, an accusation denied by Ottawa.

Footage from Japan's ANN television showed Lim walking on a tarmac next to Canada's national security adviser, Daniel Jean, at the Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo, in a stop en route to his home. Family members will hold a press conference at his church in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, family spokeswoman Lisa Pak said in a statement.

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