CHUTZPAH: N. Korea asked the US to pay $2 Million for Otto Warmbier’s hospital bill, Trump said no

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The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay the bill before releasing him from their custody in 2017, according to two sources familiar with the matter.


The bill was handed to Joseph Yun, the former State Department Special Representative for North Korea who traveled to Pyongyang in June 2017 to bring Warmbier home, the sources told CNN.

Trump flatly stated on Twitter Friday that the US paid “no money” to North Korea for Warmbier.



Warmbier was in a comatose state at the time of his release from North Korean custody and died a few days after returning to the United States.

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