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North Korea demanded U.S. pay $2 million for Otto Warmbier’s medical costs
WASHINGTON -- 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 said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive diplomatic matter.