Press Releases: Release of Otto Warmbier From North Korea

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 13, 2017


At the direction of the President, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Mr. Warmbier is en route to the United States, where he will be reunited with his family. The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other U.S. citizens reported detained.

Out of respect for the privacy of Mr. Warmbier and his family, we have no further comment on Mr. Warmbier.


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