Former NBA star Rodman traveling to North Korea amid tensions with US

Kim Jong Nam had $120000 in cash on him at time of slaying

Kim Jong Nam had $120000 in cash on him at time of slaying

The network confirmed Rodman's ultimate destination with North Korean officials.

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is going back North Korea. He was spotted by CNN at Beijing's worldwide airport, where he declined to answer questions and gave no indication of the goal of his visit. North Korea is expecting another visit by Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his firs.

Representatives for Rodman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The goal of his visit to North Korea is unknown, but CNN said that the U.S. State Department says he is not going to visit the North in any official U.S. capacity.

Still, his latest foray comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over a series of missile tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions, as North Korea seeks to develop a rocket capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the US mainland.

He is expected to arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

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Americans are regarded as enemies in North Korea since the two countries never signed a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. Once, Rodman brought with him several other former National Basketball Association players for a couple of exhibition games to celebrate Kim's birthday.

Four Americans are also being held in North Korea, including 22-year-old student Otto Warmbier, who has been sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda banner.

June. 13 (ANI): On the occasion of Russia Day, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people on Monday.

North Korea has been hailed by marijuana news outlets and British tabloids as a pothead paradise and maybe even the next Amsterdam of pot tourism. He has visited several times before. North Korea is also detaining several USA citizens.

Rodman has described his series of trips to North Korea as a "basketball diplomacy" project and defended the trip for Kim's birthday in an earlier CNN interview saying it was a "great idea for the world".

Rodman was filmed leading a sing-along of "Happy Birthday" to the leader, a man he calls a friend and a "very good guy". He spoke on condition of anonymity because the ministry had not issued a formal statement.

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