The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.
Warmbier was laid to rest in Wyoming, Ohio, on Thursday.
American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korea issued its first official statement after the death of USA student, Otto Warmbier.
In an interview several months ago, Trump had said he would like China to use its "tremendous" clout on Pyongyang, a client state of sorts, to rein it in and its leader Kim Jong-un, who has been threatening to launch a nuclear attack on the US. "But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person". Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor, but was sent home to OH on June 13 in a coma, dying days after his release, after spending 17 months in captivity.
North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident".
He was brought back to the United States last week in a coma with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of "unresponsive wakefulness", and died on Monday.More news: New India coach should 'get along' with Kohli
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Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the USA government of any blame should they be harmed while there.
His former soccer coach, Steve Thomas, said Warmbier came from a religious family and was involved in mission trips and a birthright trip to Israel.
Bae was the longest-held USA citizen in North Korea since the Korean War - first detained in 2012 and released two years later.
"Otto's a young, thrill-seeking, great kid who was going to be in that part of the world for a college experience and said, 'Hey, I've heard some friends who have done this". As no autopsy was conducted, the cause of Warmbier's coma and death remain unknown.
Wambier's parents cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea.
The administration was already wrestling with option for containing an increasingly belligerent North Korea before the shocking return of a mortally wounded Warmbier.