卡特帮助被北韩关押的美国人重获自由 Carter Wins Freedom for US Man Imprisoned in North Korea

27 August, 2010

一架载有戈梅斯的包机预计不久将抵达波士顿,他的妈妈和家人正在那里等待,欢迎他回家。戈梅斯在北韩一所监狱里被关押了八个月。

美国前总统卡特出访平壤,使戈梅斯这位美国公民获释。卡特的助手说,飞机将在美国东部时间星期五下午2点钟的时候抵达波士顿。

电视画面显示,卡特在平壤机场的跑道上拥抱了带着微笑的戈梅斯,他们然后乘坐私人飞机离开平壤。

美国国务院对戈梅斯的获释表示欢迎,同时强调,戈梅斯的获释是卡特这次私人访问的唯一目的。媒体曾普遍猜测,卡特会和北韩举行政治会谈。

A chartered flight carrying Aijalon Mahli Gomes is due shortly in Boston, where Gomes' mother and family members are waiting to welcome him home after eight months in a North Korean prison.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter secured the American citizen's release during his mission to Pyongyang. His aides said the flight would land early Friday afternoon (2 pm EDT).

Television footage showed Mr. Carter embracing the smiling Gomes on the runway at Pyongyang's airport before they boarded the private jet. 

The U.S. State Department said it welcomed the release, stressing that this was the sole purpose of Mr. Carter's private mission. There has been widespread media speculation that Mr. Carter also would hold political talks with the North Koreans.