Transcript for Otto Warmbier's parents attend State of the Union
But no regime. Has oppressed its own citizens. More totally or brutally. Than the cruel dictatorship. In North Korea. North Korea's reckless pursuit. Of nuclear missiles. Could very soon threaten. Our homeland. We are waging a campaign. Of maximum pressure. To prevent that from ever happening. Past experience has taught us that complacency. And concessions. Only invite aggression. And provocation. I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations. That got us into this very dangerous. Position. We need only look at the depraved character. Of the North Korean regime to understand the nature. Of the nuclear threat all it could pose. To America. And to our allies. Auto warm year. Was a hardworking student. At the university. A Virginia. And a great student he was. On his way to study. Abroad and Asian. Auto join date tour. To North Korea. Had its conclusion. Is wonderful young man was arrested. And charged with crimes. Against the state. After a shameful trial. The dictatorship. Sentenced. 215 years of hard labor. Before returning him to America last June. Horribly injured. And on the verge of death. He passed away. Just days after his return. Otto others. But wonderful parents. Fred and Cindy warm beer. Are here with us tonight along with autos brother insists. Austin. And Greta. Please. Credible people. You're powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world. And your strength truly. Inspires us all thank you very much. Tonight we pledge to honor. Those memory. With. Total. American resolve. Thank you.
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