John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the USA government of any blame should they be harmed while there.
A coroner's office in the U.S. is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died less than a week after his return to the country following more than a year in North Korean detention. US President Donald Trump offered condolences to the Warmbier family on Monday and denounced "the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim".
"What happened to Otto is a disgrace". "The United States can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers", Senator John McCain said in a statement. They described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered some type of "severe neurological injury".
Warmbier's parents spoke out against the brutal North Korean regime, refusing to believe their story about their son suffering from a bout of food poisoning.
The best case scenario for America would be denuclearizing North Korea, and reducing the threats posed by its chemical and conventional weapon stockpile and million man army, without risking a horrific war.
The company Otto Warmbier travelled with, China-based company Young Pioneer Tours, has announced it will no longer take visitors from the USA to the country.
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In the decades following President Richard Nixon's 1969 decision not to retaliate after Pyongyang shot down a U.S. spy plane, killing the 31 Americans on board, USA presidents have wisely decided not to risk a conflict by responding in kind to North Korea's provocations. If the North Koreans were smart they would release them all to atone for what they did with Otto [Warmbier], as a sign of contrition, a human rights gesture.
"Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will".
After falling into a coma, he was hospitalised in OH but died in Cincinnati hospital today. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. "But I realize what has happened to previous American citizens, including their deaths, '" McCain, R-Ariz., said in an interview". "At least I know China tried!" North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.
Young Pioneer Tours, which was founded by British expatriate Gareth Johnson, sells itself as a tour agency that brings you to the countries 'your mother doesn't want you to go to.' They specialize in North Korea tours and is based in the Chinese city of Xi'an.
Foreign detainees in North Korea have previously recanted confessions, saying they were made under pressure.
Just because savvy news consumers in the United States are comfortable assuming that Trump is merely talking trash doesn't mean that North Korea is.
"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem", Trump wrote in April.
Young Pioneer Tours, for its part, will not end student tours to North Korea for citizens of other countries.