North Korea may put on trial a US citizen who has been charged with attempting to overthrow the government.
The North Korean official news agency has said the man, named as Pae Jun-Ho, has admitted the charges.
Pae Jun-Ho, who is known in the US as Kenneth Bae, was held last year after entering North Korea as a tourist.
The KCNA news agency said preliminary inquiries into \"crimes committed by American citizen Pae Jun-Ho have been closed.\"
The report continued: \"In the process of investigation he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with hostility toward it. His crimes were proved by evidence. He will soon be taken to the Supreme Court to face judgement.\"