Dennis Rodman says he will visit North Korea as private citizen

June 13, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman said on Tuesday he was about to visit North Korea as a private citizen.

Asked about U.S. citizens detained in North Korea, Rodman told reporters at Beijing’s international airport that he thinks he can “make something happen”. Rodman met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on previous trips to Pyongyang.

He was expected to arrive in North Korea later on Tuesday for a trip that the State Department said was not an official U.S. visit, CNN reported on Monday.