The US state Department compared the tours to North Korea with tourist visits to Chernobyl.

This was stated by state Department spokesman Heather Nauert at a press briefing, reports “Russian conversation”.

“The interesting question is: if you want to go to Chernobyl, you can use the services of this company,” – thus the official has commented on the issue of press about how the state Department treat the companies that sell tours to North Korea.

It is worth noting that on the eve of died American student Warmbier sentenced in North Korea to prison for subversive activities. Last week, he was returned to US in a coma, after received in prison a severe head injury. In connection with the incident, the White house is studying the possibility of a ban of tourist visits to North Korea.

Earlier it was reported that Washington announced the completion of the “era of patience” toward North Korea .