blames North Korea, not leader Kim for Warmbier death: Conway

FILE PHOTO - Otto Frederick Warmbier is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang North Korea

FILE PHOTO - Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student detained in North Korea, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo/File Photo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald believes North Korea is responsible for Otto Warmbier's death but said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had told him he did not know how the American college student was treated in detention, White House adviser said on Friday.

Conway said she had just spoken to about the issue.

"The president agrees with the Warmbier family and holds North Korea responsible for Otto Warmbier's death," Conway said in an interview with Fox News. "The president was talking about, that Chairman Kim did not know what happened to Otto at the time when it happened."

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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