BREAKING: Outrage erupts over $2M bill from North Korea for Otto Warmbier’s care

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BY TEAM DML / APRIL 25, 2019 /

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BEIJING —  North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.

The presentation of the invoice — not previously disclosed by U.S. or North Korean officials — was extraordinarily brazen even for a regime known for its aggressive tactics.

The article goes on to state the following:

But the main U.S. envoy sent to retrieve Warmbier signed an agreement to pay the medical bill on instructions passed down from President Trump, according to two people familiar with the situation. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The bill went to the Treasury Department, where it remained — unpaid — throughout 2017, the people said. However, it is unclear whether the Trump administration later paid the bill, or whether it came up during preparations for Trump’s two summits with Kim Jong Un.

The White House declined to comment. “We do not comment on hostage negotiations, which is why they have been so successful during this administration,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wrote in an email.

According to a separate report from Fox News, a “source” said the U.S. did not pay the money to North Korea.

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1 Comment

  1. Anne Martin April 25th, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    That’s not much of an indorsement.

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