North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has pushed the world to the brink of war.
He’s refused to back down from his nuclear weapons program and tensions are at a boiling point.
But even he wasn’t prepared for what happened next.
North Korea recently released Otto Warmbier after they held the 22-year-old in captivity for 17 months.
He was sent back to the United States in a coma where he tragically passed away.
Warmbier was held on ridiculous charges of trying to steal a poster and Americans were outraged over his treatment.
Donald Trump released a statement on his passing which was posted on WhiteHouse.gov:
“Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.
Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency. The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”
North Korea is still holding three other Americans in captivity and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded North Korea release them.
Fox News reports:
“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States held North Korea accountable for Warmbier’s “unjust imprisonment” and demanded that the country release three other Americans it is holding prisoner for alleged crimes against the state. The U.S. government has previously accused North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns.”
United States leaders from Donald Trump on down took a strong moral stand against North Korea’s brutal treatment of Warmbier and his tragic death.