North Korea Demanded US Pay $2M for Captured Student in Coma

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration does not comment on hostage negotiations.

  • Published 25 April 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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… Read at AP News