U.S. Intelligence Chief Charged for Dinner in N.Korea

      January 19, 2015 13:12

      U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was treated so inhospitably in Pyongyang that he was charged over dinner. Clapper visited North Korea in November last year to retrieve imprisoned Americans.

      He had dinner with Kim Yong-chol, the director of the North's General Bureau of Reconnaissance, but the Washington Post in an article headlined "There's no free lunch" last Thursday said he had to pay for his food.

      U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (left) talks with North Korean State Security Minister Kim Won-hong (center) before leaving Pyongyang in November 2014. /CNN

      "After that sumptuous meal, our colleague Ellen Nakashima tells us that the North Koreans presented the Americans with a bill for Clapper's share of the dinner," the paper said.

      Clapper recounted his experience in a chat at an international cybersecurity conference at Fordham University recently.

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