Members of the community said they will be keeping a close eye on the unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "Hopefully something positive can come from this".
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta urged President Trump to heed caution while making concessions during negotiations with North Korea until leader Kim Jong Un begins to take steps toward denuclearizing the peninsula.
"I think that without Otto this would not have happened".
"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain".
"But a lot of people started to focus in what was going on, including North Korea. He had a lot to do with us today".
Trump, who has in the past condemned North Korea as one of the world's most brutal regimes, said he had discussed human rights with Kim.
North Korea blamed botulism and ingestion of a sleeping pill and dismissed torture claims.
Warmbier, from Wyoming, Ohio, and a student at the University of Virginia, died at the age of 22 days after he was returned to the United States in a coma.
Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student from OH, was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016 after he was arrested for taking a poster from a hotel he was staying in while on a tourist visit to Pyongyang and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
"Something happened from that day", Trump said at the press conference Tuesday.
"Following this historic summit, I remain skeptical but hopeful that this new dialogue can translate into meaningful progress", Portman said in a statement.
Cindy and Fred Warmbier said in the civil suit filed at Washington District Court that their son was imprisoned by North Korea, after being forced to confess to stealing a poster, while he was in the country on a tourist visit in early February 2016.
Panetta pointed to previous USA administrations that tried to negotiate with Pyongyang, but failed to make the deals stick.