Trump Condemns North Korea After Death of US Student Otto Warmbier
Trump Condemns North Korea After Death of US Student Otto Warmbier
Trump calls Warmbier’s death a ‘total disgrace
21 Junio, 2017, 10:32
Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio did not mince their words as they expressed outrage over the death of the 22-year-old, who was released back to the USA last week in a coma and later died.
Otto Warmbier was arrested in North Korea during a sightseeing tour previous year. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. Young Pioneer Tours said Tuesday on Facebook that his death shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea "has become too high". "The results would have been a lot different", Trump said.
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Obama's office had no reaction, but his former aides have said he worked tirelessly to try to get Warmbier and other Americans released from North Korea.
The bereaved Parents have blamed the North Korean government for the death of their son.
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Warmbier, 22, was released last week by North Korea in a coma, but died days later, his family said.
The tour operator said that it was denied any opportunity to meet with Warmbier after his detention, and that the way it was handled was "appalling".
Three Americans remain held in North Korea.
Warmbier's death can also offer tougher challenges to Korea, considering that grumbles about the Moon administration are rising in the US following Seoul's decision to delay an American anti-missile shield and careless remarks by Moon's aides.
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Trump called the situation a "disgrace" and is now facing calls for the U.S. to respond to North Korea for its role in Warmbier's death.
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Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs.
South Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the U.S. is dealing with the case of an American who passed away after a 17-month-long detention in North Korea as a "humanitarian matter", explaining that Washington hasn't changed its policy towards Pyongyang over the incident.
Trump called Warmbier's death at the hands of North Korea a "disgrace", and took to Twitter on Tuesday to offer additional thoughts about China's role in reining in Pyongyang: "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out".
The officials said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but noted there is concern that North Korea could set off a test during Wednesday's visit to Washington by top Chinese diplomats and military officials.
'I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime, ' said Moon, who was elected in May.
South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited President Moon separately as saying: "It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights". "Unfortunately, the terrible 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 Warmbiers said.
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He said there was no reason for North Korea to keep his son's condition a secret and deny him top medical care. When asked if Obama could have done more, he said, "I think the results speak for themselves".
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Warmbier died at a Cincinnati hospital just days after North Korea released him from captivity in a coma , his family said. Yun immediately demanded that Warmbier be released on humanitarian grounds and arrangements were made for him to leave.
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