Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death 'a total disgrace,' indirectly blames Obama's inaction
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 9:12
Young Pioneer Tours said on its Facebook page that the death of Warmbier shows that the risk American tourists face in visiting North Korea "has become too high". The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi and resisted criticizing Chinese trade practices.
"We can not know for sure that North Korea killed Mr. Warmbier. At least I know China tried!", Trump tweeted.
U.S. officials told CNN that if a sixth nuclear test by North Korea were to occur, it would be clear that the existing pressure by China on North Korea is not working. "And frankly if he were brought home sooner I think the result would have been a lot different". "He's signalling to others that he understands this isn't working, and he's trying to defend himself, or justify himself, by saying that at least they tried as opposed to others who didn't even try". Uri Tours and Koryo Tours, two other travel companies also based out of China that organise tours to North Korea, say they are reviewing their position on the matter. "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime".
Tuesday's bomber flight is just the latest demonstration of USA military might in recent months aimed at sending a message to North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un - and the sixth B-1 bomber flight conducted by the United States since April 1.
Under their proposal, the Treasury Department would be ordered to prohibit all financial transactions related to travel to North Korea by Americans, unless specifically authorized by a US license.
Although a senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USA had limited options to rein in North Korea without Chinese assistance.
However, in the eyes of North Korea, where Kim Jong Il is revered as a demigod and proselytizing is seen as an assault on the state, the two had committed heinous crimes.Fowle spent almost a month of his detention in a hotel for foreigners and then was moved to a guest house in another part of Pyongyang.
Sen. Rob Portman of OH also had tough words for North Korea. Those who support interaction say that an embargo simply helps the North Korean government to shut out the outside world.
Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months.
Wambier's parents did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised "confession". North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.