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Sen. Graham supports Clinton's North Korea effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham says he hopes former President Clinton's visit to North Korea can bear fruit.

Clinton got a warm welcome as he arrived in Pyongyang in an effort to win the release of two jailed American journalists.

Graham, of South Carolina, tells NBC he hopes there can be progress on the nuclear issue too.

The unusually warm exchange for Clinton comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the regime's nuclear program.

Clinton was making his first trip to North Korea in hopes of securing the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

They were arrested along the North Korean-Chinese border in March and accused of engaging in "hostile acts." They were sentenced in June to 12 years of hard labor.

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