News & Opinion | June 13, 2017 11:36 am

Dennis Rodman Headed Back to North Korea Yet Again

CNN spotted the NBA Hall of Famer at Beijing International Airport en route to the secretive nation.

Dennis Rodman.
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman of the US is surrounded by journalists as he arrives to check-in for his flight to North Korea at Beijing's international airport on June 13, 2017. (AFP Photo/Wang Zhao/Getty)

Former basketball player Dennis Rodman refused to answer reporter’s questions after being spotted at Beijing International Airport, CNN reported late Monday. Two officials told the outlet that Rodman, who has visited North Korea multiple times, was expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.

A senior U.S. official also reportedly told CNN that the State Department was aware of Rodman’s planned trip to the Hermit Kingdom, which he last visited in 2014, but noted that he was not there in an official capacity.