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'Bill Clinton did not carry any message on behalf of US govt'

world Updated: Aug 07, 2009 13:17 IST

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Former President Bill Clinton did not carry any message on behalf of US Government to the North Korean regime, the Obama Administration clarified on Friday.

Bill Clinton was in Pyongyang early this week wherein he successfully secured the release of two female American journalists and met top leadership of North Korea.

"I just want to be clear, he was not carrying any message or sending any message on the part of the US Government," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters.

Meanwhile, the White House said US President Barack Obama would soon meet Bill Clinton and a mutually convenient dates are being worked out.

"When President Obama spoke yesterday morning with President Clinton, President Obama expressed his desire to get together fairly soon so the two men would have a chance to talk," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

"Right now we're just trying to coordinate the schedules of two rather busy men," he said. Gibbs said the former President is now being debriefed by members of the National Security Council (NSC).