Dennis Rodman in North Korea for second visit this year
3 September 2013 Last updated at 15:51 BST
Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea for his second visit this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.
North Korea's Vice-Minister of Physical Culture and Sport, Son Kwang Ho greeted Mr Rodman on the tarmac of Pyongyang airport.
The trip comes days after the North Korean authorities revoked a visit by a US envoy, seeking the release of Korean-American Kenneth Bae.
Mr Rodman said he was not there as "a diplomat", but as a "friend of the country of North Korea".