Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt left on Monday for what the politician called a private trip to North Korea, where a US citizen is being held awaiting trial.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, pictured as he speaks to the media at Beijing International airport, on January 7, 2013, before departing to North Korea. Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt left to N.Korea for a 'private humanitarian mission', where a US citizen is being held awaiting trial.
"This is a private humanitarian mission, not connected to the US government," said Richardson, also a former US ambassador to the United Nations, at Beijing's airport before boarding his flight, which left more than 90 minutes late.
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