A portrait of the late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, right, stands on a street corner as seen through a car windscreen, Monday, May 4, 2015 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A South Korean student held in North Korea for illegal entry has told CNN in an interview from Pyongyang that he wanted to be arrested.Joo Won-Moon, 21, who attends New York University and has permanent U.S. residency, said he had hoped to create an "event" that could improve relations between North and South Korea.Joo was arrested after crossing the Yalu River into the North from the Chinese border city of Dandong on April 22, Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency said Saturday.South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles relations with the North, said Monday it was "extremely regrettable" the North had detained Joo and called for his immediate repatriation.CNN also interviewed on Sunday two other South Koreans being held in the North on espionage charges.
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