Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

"We appreciate President Trump's recent comments about our family", Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement.

"His parents are good friends of mine".

Trump and Kim pledged, in the first ever meeting between leaders of the old foes, to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to providing security guarantees.

"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain". Something happened from that day - it was a awful thing.

"Something happened from that day - it was a bad thing, it was brutal, but a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea". I told that to his parents.

So, this is just the beginning of what is going to be a long and complicated road with many detours and bumps, no doubt and we will see what happens as it is going forward.

In an interview that will air on "Hannity" Tuesday at 9:00pm ET, Trump was asked about some of the controversial remarks he had previously made, including calling Kim "Little Rocket Man" and saying that North Korea's continued threats against the US would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".

Warmbier, 22, was accused in January 2016 of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting the country.

Warmbier returned to OH in June 2017 in a coma after North Korea released him on "humanitarian grounds".

Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student from OH, was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016 after he was arrested for taking a poster from a hotel he was staying in while on a tourist visit to Pyongyang and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way", Moon said in a statement.

But instead, she said, the North Koreans left him in a awful place with no care to vegetate, and then acted "like we're doing the world a favor" and released him saying he had botulism - which USA doctors never confirmed.

A coroner disputed claims by Warmbier's parents that his teeth were damaged, and said her office's post-mortem exam indicated he had been well tended to in the year since something unknown starved his brain of oxygen.

Kim said he is destroying a major missile engine testing site.

The Trump-Kim summit "opened the door to ending seven decades of hostility between the two countries", says The New York Times in a live briefing on all the nitty gritty details.