Dennis Rodman, who visited the hermit nation of North Korea in February, says the FBI reached out to him so he could help the agency with information amid rising international tensions surrounding the communist nation’s nuclear intentions.
“They wanted to know what went on and who’s really in charge in North Korea,” Rodman told the Miami Herald during a recent charity event. “I have been invited back to North Korea in August, and I want to go.”
“I know what Kim Jong Un is threatening to do regarding his military muscle,” Rodman told the Miami newspaper. “I hope it doesn’t happen because America will take whatever actions to protect America and our allies. I do think that we have to talk to people who want to cause us harm, so hopefully they won’t.”
Rodman is the most famous American to meet the new leader of North Korea since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011. Rodman traveled to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters for a new HBO series produced by New York-based Vice television.