Warmbier thanked those who had offered their prayers. He also had special gratitude for Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who stood by their side during the ordeal, as well as President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who worked hard to bring Otto home.
Mr. Warmbier then shared his thoughts on the North Korean regime, who treated his son as a war criminal.
“He fought to stay alive through the worst the North Koreans put him through,” Mr. Warmbier said.
He and his wife Cindy were angered he was so “brutally treated for so long.” Fifteen months had gone by without them hearing a word from Otto. It wasn’t until a week ago the North Korean regime told them he was in a coma for almost all of that time. Mr. Warmbier denied the regime’s claim about how his son got botulism.