An American missionary who was imprisoned in North Korea for two years talked about his time behind bars on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning.

Kenneth Bae said that he was initially sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after he brought people of Christian faith to pray in the country.

"We just went in to see the land and love the people, and just pray and worship on behalf of the North Korean people," he said.

Bae told Steve Doocy that North Korean people he's spoken to have said Kim Jong Un will never denuclearize.


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"What they have told me is that they will never give up their nuclear program because they're guaranteed their safety and their survival," he said.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that there would be security guarantees if North Korea did in fact agree to give up its nuclear program.

Bae said that he would love to see the president talk about human rights issues in North Korea when he sits down with Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

"For the 25 million people living in North Korea, their human rights [are] violated every day," he said. "Especially with their religious freedom, that they do not have right now."

White House officials have said human rights discussions are not a priority for Tuesday's summit.

Watch the segment above.


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