Two American citizens are on their way home from North Korea after their release from prison there, US intelligence officials said.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is accompanying Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller on their journey back to the US, a spokesman for Mr Clapper said.
Mr Bae and Mr Miller were the last Americans held by North Korea following the release last month of Jeffrey Fowle.
Mr Miller, who is from California, was serving a six-year jail term on charges of espionage after he allegedly ripped his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport in April and demanded asylum.
Mr Bae, who is from Washington state, is a Korean-American missionary with health problems. He was serving a 15-year sentence for alleged anti-government activities.