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Rodman Makes Second North Korea Visit


Dennis Rodman has made his second visit to North Korea.
Basketball star Dennis Rodman has met again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Speaking to reporters in Beijing following his flight from Pyongyang on September 7, Rodman called Kim his "friend for life."

The former NBA star also said it was not his business to ask about a Korean-American, Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for what the North describes as hostile acts against the country.

Rodman had earlier suggested he might call on North Korea to free Bae.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Rodman and Kim had a "cordial talk" in Pyongyang, and Kim invited the former NBA star to return to North Korea "any time."

The report made no mention of Bae.

Rodman, who became famous as a player for the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, first visited North Korea in February and held talks with Kim, a self-avowed basketball fan.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP