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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:58 PM

North Korea demanded US pay $2M for captured student in coma

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Source: Washington Post

North Korea insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, a former U.S. official said Thursday.

An envoy sent to North Korea to retrieve the 21-year-old student signed an agreement to pay the $2 million on instructions passed down from President Donald Trump, the former official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive diplomatic matter.
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration does not comment on hostage negotiations. U.S. policy is to refuse to pay ransom for the release of Americans detained abroad.

While the majority of Americans detained by North Korea have been released in relatively good condition, Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, died in June last year shortly after he was flown home comatose after 17 months in captivity.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-north-korea-sought-2m-from-us-for-captured-american/2019/04/25/16fe5948-6792-11e9-a698-2a8f808c9cfb_story.html?



What part of this is not "agreeing to a ransom demand"?

Of course, we don't actually know if [Redacted] paid up, and of course, stiffing people he's agreed to pay is part of his pattern.

Either way, it's not a good look for this Administration.

One more North Korea humiliation for President Trump

disgustedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:01 PM

1. If they actually paid $2 million, that might be Trump's death knell.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:15 PM

2. MAGA. Sigh.

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. Locking ...

This is a duplicate of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142307945
Please continue discussion there.

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