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The US ambassador to South Korea has left hospital five days after being slashed in the face.
Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding Korean nationalist with a history of violent protest, causing wounds that required 80 stitches to his face.
The suspect, identified as Kim Ki-jong, 55, had been seen wearing traditional Korean clothing and shouting that North and South Korea should be reunited, police said.
US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert will return to work as soon as possible following a knife attack by a Korean nationalist, a White House aide has said.
Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor said:
I expect he'll be back on his feet and in his job as soon as possible.
The motive behind the knife attack on the US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is still unknown, the US State Department has said, refusing to be drawn into "speculation" about the incident.
Mr Lippert underwent facial surgery after he was slashed across the face by a Korean nationalist in Seoul.
"We cannot speculate on a motive at this time," US officials said in a statement.
However, South Korean police have said that the attacker screamed "South and North Korea should be reunified" as he assaulted Lippert.
The man who slashed the US Ambassador to South Korea on the face and wrist with a ten inch knife called for the two rival Koreas to be unified, police have said.
The man, who South Korean police identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong - screamed during the attack on Mark Lippert: "South and North Korea should be reunified."
The Associated Press reports that one witness, Ahn Yang-ok, the head of the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations, told Korean TV that Mr Lippert had just been seated for breakfast ahead of the lecture organised by the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation when a man ran toward the ambassador from a nearby table.
A separate witness also said that as Mr Lippert stood up for a handshake, the suspect wrestled the ambassador to the ground and slashed him with a knife.
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert needed surgery after being slashed in the face and arm with a fruit knife at a breakfast event in Seoul.
Lippert's injuries are not life threatening and he tweeted he was "doing well" but he is expected to remain in hospital for a few days.