Hoeven Statement on North Korea's Release of American Detainees

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the President announced that three American citizens being held in North Korea have been released:

“The release by North Korea of these three American citizens is a positive step. We appreciate the efforts of the President and Secretary of State Pompeo to secure their release and the Administration’s continued work to denuclearize North Korea and stabilize the region. We join their families, friends and all Americans in welcoming home our fellow citizens.”