Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

Tensions have escalated on the Korean peninsula over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and its vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security worry.

"Mr. Warmbier is en route to the USA where he will be reunited with his family", the statement said.

University president Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Mr Warmbier was released, but is concerned about his condition.

There is no way of knowing yet whether the North Korean version of events is true, but the Warmbiers were told their son was in a coma the whole time. "At the moment, we're just treating this like he's been in an accident. Otto should have been released from the start", said US Sen.

The Post reports that North Korean officials claim Warmbier was stricken with botulism, a severe form of food poisoning, shortly after his trial in March. The State Department would not comment on Warmbier's condition, citing privacy concerns.

Tillerson said the USA is discussing their respective cases with the North Korean regime. "What Rodman does is give the United States the opportunity to control the process".

Now, much of what the public knows about North Korea's enigmatic leader we know because of Rodman.

His entourage included Joseph Terwilliger, a professor who has accompanied Rodman on previous trips to North Korea.

Rodman's visit to North Korea comes the same day the dictatorship released Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old Cincinnati native held captive for more than a year in the country, USA Today reported.

But on his final night in Pyongyang - New Year's Eve - Warmbier apparently went to a staff-only floor of his hotel and attempted to take down a large propaganda sign lauding the regime.

"Please, people in the government of the DPR Korea, I beg that you see how I was used and manipulated", he said. "Please! I made the worst mistake of my life!" he concluded.

Americans have been sentenced to years in North Korean prisons for such seemingly minor offenses as stealing a political banner and likely could not expect leniency if the country's drug laws were violated. Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea. Nonetheless, Rodman has been criticised for turning a blind eye to North Korea's human rights violations, including the case of American citizen Kenneth Bae, who was jailed and sentenced to forced labour for allegedly orchestrating to carry out a coup against the North Korean government. But that appears to be changing. He's one of the only Americans to have met current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, CNN notes.

As Rodman headed to Pyongyang, South Korea's liberal president Moon Jae-In offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup soccer tournament with North Korea, saying it would "contribute to peace between South and North Korea".

Warmbier's release comes amid simmering tensions between the USA and North Korea, largely owing to Pyongyang's continued testing of nuclear-capable missiles.

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