Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier. Full statement: https://t.co/8kmcA6YtFD pic.twitter.com/EhrP4BiJeB— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017
Gordon G. Chang, Forbes: Otto Warmbier Might Trigger Change Of U.S.-N. Korea Policy
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the U.S. is leaning toward banning Americans from traveling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “We have been evaluating whether we should put some type of travel visa restriction to North Korea,” he told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “We have not come to a final conclusion, but we are considering it.”
What’s to consider? Hours before Tillerson gave his testimony, a medevac flight touched down in Cincinnati carrying Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student who had been in detention in North Korea since the first days of January of last year.
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Update: Trump attacks Kim Jong Un's 'brutal regime that does not respect basic human decency' following Otto Warmbier's death just days after he was released from a North Korean prison (Daily Mail)
WNU Editor: North Korea is no stranger to being brutal .... but because of how they were so cavalier about the status of Otto Warmbier .... I cannot help bet feel that it is different this time. That there will be consequences for what they did.