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Wyoming welcomes home Otto Warmbier

Warmbier was released by North Korea, where he was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts.Securing Warmbier’s release “was a big priority” for President Donald Trump, who worked “very hard and very closely” with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.Warmbier’s release came as former USA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the nuclear-armed country where he met leader Kim Jong Un on previous visits.Otto Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since shortly after his arrest in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, his parents said Tuesday. “He doesn’t deserve this”, Fred Warmbier told the Enquirer last month in an interview.Mr Tillerson told the Senate foreign relations committee yesterday that it was time for the USA to work with other nations to deny the North access to supplies such as oil, amid fears that the regime is making progress toward a ballistic missile that could hit America.”Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016″, they said.University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Warmbier was released, but is concerned about his condition. But the fact that he had been kept, comatose, in North Korea for more than a year could worsen the already tense relationship between Pyongyang and Washington. PotCoin stock soared almost 100 percent after news and photos of Rodman were published upon his arrival in North Korea.A US citizen who is being held in North Korea on charges of “hostile acts” against the Kim Jong Un regime may actually have faced different charges at the time of his arrest, according to an eyewitness.That moment to use this chip might have arrived, in Pyongyang’s estimation, with the escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea over the latter’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.”FILE — In this February 29, 2016 file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea.North Korea’s first private university, PUST was founded and remains operated by actors outside the country, mostly Evangelical Christian organizations.Tillerson told U.S. senators at the start of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on Warmbier’s condition “out of respect for him and his family”.U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon talks to journalists after meeting with Japan’s National Security Council Chief Shotaro Yachi at the prime minister’s office Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Tokyo.North Korea has woefully inadequate medical care, and it is not clear how North Korean doctors had been caring for Warmbier for more than a year in an unconscious state.The Warmbier family said they were informed that North Korean officials had told American envoys that their son became ill with botulism soon after his show trial.”We thank you for the opportunity and blessing you’ve given us to serve your agenda and the American people”, said Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who reports suggest may be at risk of losing his job amid internal palace squabbles.”It’s great knowing that he is going to be back and safe in his own community with his family”, fellow Wyoming lacrosse player Beau Brewer said.North Korea still has at least three Americans in illegal custody, no doubt enduring horrific conditions in violation of all norms of human decency.Otto Warmbier arrived in North Korea in December 2015 as part of a tour group.The State Department advises “strongly” against visits by USA citizens to North Korea, noting that at least 16 Americans have been detained there over the last decade. A medical team and aircraft were organized, and North Korea was informed that a delegation would travel there.”We pray for him and pray for his family”, Shannon said, without providing other information.Meanwhile, the White House said Moon and Trump will meet on June 29 and 30 to discuss ways of building on what America frequently calls its “ironclad” alliance with South Korea. It is imperative that the State Department continue its efforts to secure their release.