United States special envoy met with remaining 3 Americans in North Korea

On Thursday, North Korea said that it had released Warmbier “on humanitarian grounds”.According to Dr. Daniel Kanter, Warmbier is breathing on his own, and his vital signs are normal.The doctors would not comment on Warmbier’s prognosis or his chances of fully recovering, citing his parents’ wishes.Joseph Yun, the State Department’s special representative for North Korea, rushed to help secure Warmbier’s medical evacuation.North Korean authorities have said that Otto, 22, fell ill from botulism sometime after his the trial and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Doctors said their tests do not reveal any evidence botulism was a factor. They were provided a scan from April 2016, which indicated the injury to the brain had already occurred. He was tried in March 2016 and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.Doctors indicate that Otto Warmbier’s current state is consistent with the aftermath of cardiopulmonary arrest that deprives the brain of blood. His father Fred Warmbier told told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that his son, Otto, was “terrorized and brutalized” during his 17-month detention and has been in a coma for more than a year.The emotional father of a USA student freed by North Korea this week says he does not believe the regime’s explanation for his son’s coma.”North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope”, Mr Mattis said. “I can’t recommend any – I can’t – I don’t know what to say”.Warmbier was calm as the guards brought him into a private area.In honour of his son, Fred Warmbier wore the same jacket Otto was wearing when he was paraded before media to tearfully confess to attempting to take the sign as a “trophy” for a United States church. “It was only a week ago that we were informed that the North Korean government now claims he was in a coma for nearly all of that time”. A medical team from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center described Otto Warmbier’s condition as a “state of unresponsive wakefulness” and did not say – at the request of his family – whether the 22-year-old will recover. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.Danny Gratton, in his first interview since Otto Warmbier’s January 2016 arrest, recounted to the Washington Post the chilling moments when the University of Virginia student was taken away.When asked whether then-President Barack Obama could have done more, Warmbier replied, “I think the results speak for themselves”. It was widely speculated that Rodman would take up the issue of US citizens detained in North Korea.Warmbier’s release coincided with basketball star Dennis Rodman’s latest visit to North Korea, though Michael Anton, a USA national security spokesman, told CNN there is no connection between the two.Speaking to a packed news conference at the local high school and wearing the jacket his son wore at the sham trial that ended with his imprisonment, Fred Warmbier praised the administration of President Trump for working to free his son. “We’ve worked with Governor Richardson”, he said, referring to former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who also served as USA ambassador to the United Nations.”We are going to leave that to doctors to explain today”.North Korea continues to detain three Americans: Kim Dong Chul, a Virginia businessman; Kim Sang Duk, a university professor; and Kim Hak-dong, also a university professor.