McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

Using Beijing to punish individual, prominent North Koreans officials would be a better strategy than trying to censure them without China's involvement. She says Warmbier's death "touches the American heart like no other". But U.S. doctors who examined him said he suffered severe neurological trauma and showed no signs of botulism. He died Monday as a result of his condition.

Trump has hardened his rhetoric against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who died on Monday in the United States after returning from captivity in North Korea in a coma.

The company that organized the trip that took USA student Otto Warmbier to North Korea announced Monday that they would no longer take Americans to the Hermit Kingdom after the 22-year-old died, days after he was released back to his home country.

Trump added that he had spoken with Warmbier's family. Before his detention, he had made dozens of trips to North Korea for humanitarian aid purposes, according to his church and family. Moon expressed condolences to the Warmbier family and the American people.

The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un could have left Otto to die in obscurity, which itself would have been, a crime against humanity, on his conscience alone, if he has one.

Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.

He praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson efforts, which hastened Warmbier's rescue mission, to bring back the 22-year-old student on USA soil.


Doctors also agreed it was unlikely his family chose to withhold food and water - a perfectly valid decision for someone with such a poor prognosis, but they said it takes patients more than just a few days to die from dehydration. No ban is imminent, but deliberations gained new urgency after Warmbier's death, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic discussions.

When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands.

What doctors at the University of Cincinnati hospital did find was extensive brain damage that looked like it could have been caused by a long period of oxygen deprivation - the kind caused when something stops someone's heart. Otto Warmbier, serving a 15-year prison term for alleged anti-state acts, was released to his home state of OH on Tuesday in a coma.

North Korea said he had been in a coma for a year after contracting botulism but his family say he was subjected to "awful torturous mistreatment". Trump condemned the "brutal regime" and lamented the loss of a young man "in the prime of life".

Warmbier's family also released a statement on Monday announcing his death.

The parents of a journalist executed in 2014 after being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group are offering their condolences to the family of a student from OH who died after being detained in North Korea for almost 18 months.

Our deepest sympathies are with Otto Warmbier and those who loved him. Warmbier's father Fred said he didn't believe that's what happened to his son. Within weeks, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor. Yet, he wanted to make clear that any American "stupid" enough to travel to North Korea for leisure after what they just witnessed should be made to sign on the dotted line promising not to blame the USA for whatever may transpire.

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