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S. Korean leader: North bears "heavy responsibility" for Warmbier's death

SEOUL, South Korea — In his first one-on-one interview since being elected, South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell about the recent death of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained by North Korea in January 2016 and released last week in a coma.   

Norah O’Donnell: Sen. John McCain has said that Otto Warmbier was murdered by the Kim Jong Un regime. Do you believe the North Koreans should be held responsible for his death?

President Moon: Yes… This had happened while Mr. Warmbier was in the detention of North Korean authorities. … We cannot know for sure that North Korea killed Mr. Warmbier. But I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Warmbier’s death.

For more on President Moon’s thoughts about Mr. Wambier’s treatment, and how he wants to deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, watch the extended interview today on “CBS This Morning,” which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CBS. 


“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell and South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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