Pence was accompanied by his wife Karen Pence, and special guest Fred Warmbier, whose son Otto Warmbier died after his release from captivity in North Korea.
The death of the Wyoming High School graduate under mysterious circumstances this year devastated a family, riveted Greater Cincinnati and the nation – and generated geopolitical waves that could nudge the United States and North Korea toward nuclear war.
During the meeting, Pence warned that the world would see “a charm offensive by North Korea” Friday. “But today we thought it was important to make sure the truth is told.”
“As these people and their lives testify, it is a regime that imprisons, and tortures, and impoverishes its citizens,” he added.