Donald Trump condemns 'brutal' North Korean regime following Otto Warmbier's death

21 June, 2017, 03:20 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

"It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto".

He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other US citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was "murdered" by the North.

The college student died shortly after his return to OH after being held for more than 17 months.

"Unfortunately, the bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today", the student's distraught family said.

They said Warmbier's severe brain injury was most likely - given his young age - to have been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain.

Warmbier was on a tourist trip when he was arrested and sentenced in March last year to 15 years hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, a punishment U.S. officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime.

His family has said that Warmbier lapsed into a coma in March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. U.S. doctors also confirmed they found no evidence of active botulism, a rare and serious illness caused by contaminated food or a dirty wound.

The North has customarily released U.S. detainees after visits by high-profile political figures including former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Three more USA citizens are being held by the North.

Otto Warmbier, shown being detained in North Korea Mar. 16, 2016, died after being released back to the United States.

The circumstances of his detention and what medical treatment he received in North Korea remain unknown.

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In an excellent July/August 2017 cover story in The Atlantic, the journalist Mark Bowden outlines the four major options for handling North Korea. Instead, Warmbier said, the company helped his son become "fodder" for the isolated regime.

Moon, who was elected on a plan to engage in talks with North Korea, said he agreed with Trump on being willing to participate in a dialogue with North Korea under certain conditions, given that sanctions and global pressure have not resolved the situation.

President Donald Trump has offered condolences to Warmbier's family.

"I'm sure there are high-ranking North Koreans who regret what happened to Warmbier and who think this was a mistake", Delury said.

No matter what it was, Warmbier's state nearly certainly resulted from poor care in North Korea, Laskowitz said.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from surrounding big powers.

The U.S. doesn't now prohibit its passports from being used to travel to any countries, even though financial restrictions limit U.S.travel to Cuba and elsewhere.

"There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result", Young Pioneer Tours said in a statement on its website.

"It's a brutal regime", he says during a White House event.

Trump's administration has sought to pressure the 164 nations that have diplomatic ties with North Korea to downgrade or cut them.

Warmbier's parents announced their son's death in a statement on Monday evening (19 June), saying that he had been subjected to "awful torturous mistreatment" adding they were glad he "completed his journey home".

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