World Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death

01:35  20 june  2017
01:35  20 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

  N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath' North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a "psychopath" as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a "tough situation" at home and claimed he was toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis. "South Korea must realise that following psychopath Trump...will only lead to disaster," an editorial carried by the paper said.

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In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. © AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling North Korea a "brutal regime" following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier.

Trump says, "Lot of bad things happened but at least we got him home to be with his parents."

Warmbier was released by North Korea last week after being held for more than 17 months. He was in a coma.

His family said in a statement that "the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans" meant that "no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today."

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

U.S. and North Korean Tensions Rise After Otto Warmbier’s Death .
<p>The death of American college student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months and spent more than a year in a coma, has fueled antagonism between the authoritarian regime and the U.S., prompting a U.S. military display Tuesday.</p>The death of American college student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months and spent more than a year in a coma, has fueled antagonism between the authoritarian regime and the U.S., prompting a U.S. military display Tuesday.

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