Parents of Otto Warmbier join senators to discuss North Korean sanctions


WASHINGTON D.C. (WDTN) – The parents of a college student from a Cincinnati suburb joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) in discussing sanctions on North Korea.

Otto Warmbier died in 2017 in Cincinnati after being help captive in North Korea for over a year. His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, were at press conference and offered brief comments. The Warmbiers have called for tougher sanctions on North Korea and taking action against foreign assets to the country.

The Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions and Enforcement Act, which has been passed in the House and will be voted on in the Senate later this week, imposes mandatory sanctions on the foreign banks and companies that engage in or facilitate illicit financial transactions for North Korea, according to Sen. Brown’s office.

Watch the entire press conference above.

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