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Otto Warmbier’s family declines autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

USA student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, was returned to his family in a coma last week after being released by Kim Jong-un’s officials for “humanitarian reasons”.President Trump called Warmbier’s death a “total disgrace” and hit his predecessor, former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaUS weighs travel ban on North Korea: report Give the incarcerated a chance at an education Schumer: Tax cut may derail debt-ceiling increase MORE, for not bringing him home sooner.The circumstances of his detention in North Korea and what medical treatment he may have received there remained a mystery, but relatives have said his condition suggested that he had been physically abused by his captors.Sen. 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.Sen. Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, raised the issue on MSNBC: “Examining the travel implications and the fact that Americans do end up caught up in this situation, and should there be a travel ban for United States citizens going there relative to this?”The Warmbiers have “had to endure more than any family should have to bear”, Portman added.”I think the first objective has to be to get the three other Americans out, and get a full explanation of what happened to Otto Warmbier“, he said.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.The talks will pair U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis with China’s top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and General Fang Fenghui, chief of state of the People’s Liberation Army.”The North Korean regime is mistaken if it believes that its barbaric mistreatment of an American citizen held in depraved captivity for over a year will pass quietly”. From Warmbier’s release until now, after he has died, North Korea has not said a single word about the matter, let alone made an apology.Officials and experts have been saying for months that North Korea could conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time, and satellite images periodically show such movements. -North Korean tensions aggravated by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since a year ago in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. He was 22 years old.The US has been pressing Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons development and urging China and other countries to starve the North of funding for the program.But other analysts said that however horrific the case might be, the Trump administration was unlikely to let it upset the momentum toward dialogue it has built. “It puts us in a really precarious situation when Americans are detained there”. Chinese firms are rife with corruption-particularly those in the northeast, along the border with North Korea-and they have been in economic decline since the end of the Cold War. “We’re constantly having to get people out of the country”. And I think the North Koreans owe a full explanation to his family and to the United States of what happened. “We don’t know – and North Korea should come clean”.JOHN YANG: President Moon, of course, ran on a campaign talking about engagement with North Korea.Last month, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and his Republican colleague Rep. Joe Wilson of SC introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act.China is North Korea’s only major trading partner and primary source of material assistance.