Won't take more United States tourists to North Korea, says Chinese travel agency

Fred Warmbier father of Otto Warmbier a University of Virginia student who was imprisoned in North Korea speaks during a news conference Thursday at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati

Fred Warmbier father of Otto Warmbier a University of Virginia student who was imprisoned in North Korea speaks during a news conference Thursday at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati

The student's death elicited strong repudiations of the regime from the highest levels of the American government.

He then added with no explanation: "We'll be able to handle it".

Warmbier was freed after the U.S. State Department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, traveled to Pyongyang and demanded the student's release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of secret diplomatic contacts, a U.S. official said last week.

But a team of doctors assessing him in Cincinnati said they had found "no sign of botulism". John McCain, R-Arizona.

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Pyongyang following news of his death.

The new South Korean president said his position on how to deal with provocative North Korea was not at odds with that of the US or its president. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto's family and friends, and all who loved him.

But US doctors said they couldn't detect any signs of the illness, instead finding that Warmbier had a "severe neurological injury" causing a loss of brain tissue. He had suffered significant brain damage during his imprisonment.

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They believe their son's critical condition and death were caused by what they called "the very bad, torturous treatment he'd received" under the North Korean regime, after it sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a political poster from a hotel while on holiday. An economics student from the University of Virginia, he was travelling in North Korea as a tourist when he was arrested on 2 January 2016.

Two other agencies that cater to Western tourists wanting to visit North Korea - Koryo Tours and Uri Tours - said they were reviewing whether to keep offering their services to Americans. North Korea accuses the United States and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.

He said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" broadcast Tuesday that while it's not known for sure what happened, there can be speculation that North Korea made "unjust and cruel treatments" to Otto Warmbier.

He admitted to the crime and begged for forgiveness. Over a year ago, Pyongyang sentenced 62-year-old Korean-American missionary Kim Dong Chul to 10 years hard labor for subversion.

Following Warmbier's death, the tour group that arranged his trip to North Korea said it would no longer take Americans into the isolated country.

A simple trip turned deadly for U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who passed away a year after contracting botulism while sentenced to hard labour in North Korea by the country's Supreme Court.

South Korean President Moon Jae In also urged the North to swiftly return the nine detainees, and said it was "deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights", according to a presidential spokesman.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from surrounding big powers.

Three Americans remain held in North Korea. He had been imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year.

"For Otto to be returned to the USA in the state he was in - and then for him to die because of it - is not only an outrage, but it is a tragedy for his entire family", Bae said in a statement.

Fred Warmbier praised his son's "performance" and Mr Trump's administration. Tillerson began the effort and routinely updated the President.

"It's a brutal regime", he said during a White House event.

Warmbier was returned to the United States last week in a coma.

He was evacuated the next day and reunited with his family in Cincinnati.

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