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North Korea says Warmbier’s death a “mystery to us as well”

North Korea is now holding three other US citizens.U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to OH in a coma.This is in response to the tragic demise of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student who was returned to the USA in a coma last week after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.Otto Warmbier’s brother, sister and friends were scheduled to speak at the funeral Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati.In the meantime, the core strategy continues: pressing China to use its prodigious economic and diplomatic leverage to squeeze North Korea into submission on ending its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.”The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S.in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well”, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement released Friday.Warmbier was buried Thursday in OH, less than a week after he was sent back home in a mysterious coma. “It ain’t about trying to release people”, Rodman said. The young student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor two months later at a tearful public trial, immediately after which he, for reasons unknown, fell into a coma. Warmbier returned home on June 13 and died Monday.While Pyongyang accepted USA demands for Warmbier’s return on humanitarian grounds, Washington “totally distorted this truth and dared to clamor about “retaliation” and “pressure” on “dignified” North Korea, the spokesman told KCNA.The North Koreans had told U.S. officials that Warmbier slipped in a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.The commentary talked about how Trump might “launch a preemptive strike on North Korea to distract from domestic political problems” and used the example of how Bill Clinton launched a military attack on Iraq while being investigated for his sex scandal.President Donald Trump said he was running out of patience with the North Korean regime.”They kept using that word in a meeting with me”, Revere said. Now, the official Korean Central News Agency has spoken out, via the Washington Post, to say this tragedy is a total mystery to them. Volo referred to Warmbier’s release as a “type of good faith” needed “if we’re ever going to do some type of future sports relations”. “They said they understood”.