Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Dennis Rodman visits North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea, insisting he is "just trying to open a door" with the reclusive state.
Rodman met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on previous trips to Pyongyang and has called him "an awesome kid".

The flamboyant basketball star's latest trip is being sponsored by PotCoin, a cybercurrency for legalised marijuana.

He sported a black T-shirt advertising the brand on the plane and thanked them in a tweet.

Before departing Beijing airport for Pyongyang, he told reporters he was "just trying to open a door" with North Korea.

He said he believed President Donald Trump would support the visit as a means to "accomplish something we both need".

His publicist also pointed out that Rodman was in the unusual position of being friends with both Mr Trump and Mr Kim.

Rodman was a cast member on two seasons of Mr Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.

His visit comes as tensions have heightened on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests and its vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland.

SKY     News.