Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea

Pablo Tucker
June 22, 2017

His tweet comes a day after learning that Otto Warmbier, an American student who was returned from North Korea to the U.S.in a coma last week, had died.

The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting and was convicted of subversion.

Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause.

The US President has offered the family of Mr Warmbier his respects after news broke that the young man had died after being transported back to the United States from North Korea.

The doctors who were treating him in Cincinnati, however, refute the botulism claim. He did not say what his plans are for North Korea now.

Gardner has been one of the leading voices in the Senate over the past year in pushing for sanctions against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, who last month called Gardner a "psychopath" in response to Gardner saying that Kim was a "madman".

The family of a U.S. student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a USA coroner.

Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs.

When asked whether the president supports a travel ban for those headed to North Korea, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "I think the State Department is mulling additional advisories, and I'll leave it to them.

It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto", Trump said during an event in the Oval Office.

Warmbier's parents haven't cited a cause of death, but "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. "I am anxious about other detainees, what they go through", he said.

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday he appreciated efforts by Chinese President Xi Jinping "to help with North Korea", adding "It has not worked out". Trump announced Monday that Warmier has died.

He added that such a long flight from North Korea to OH could make a blood clot even more likely to form or spread to the lungs.

At the meeting, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees.

"And we'll continue to work with them and others to put the appropriate pressure on North Korea to change this behaviour and this regime".

Why? To make a political point, to show the US that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea.

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