Trump receives letter from N.K. leader: White House

03 August, 2018, 15:39 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Friday Sept. 23 2016

"The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK joint statement", Sanders said.

The White House did not provide details on the specific content of the letter from Kim, received Wednesday, or of Trump's reply.

"We have remains that look to have been in a state of preservation consistent with coming from the Korean War era", he said, and materials provided with the remains included USA -issued military equipment such as canteens and buttons.

Trump said in that tweet to Kim: "I look forward to seeing you soon!"

"We have responded to Chairman Kim's letter - the president has - and that letter will be delivered shortly", Sanders told reporters.

"Today, they are known but to God", said Pence, whose father fought in the Korean War.

However, Air Force General John Hyten, who commands the US Strategic Command, pointed out that North Korea has not launched any missiles since November.

With little public sign of progress toward Trump's aim of Korean denuclearization, the White House said the letter followed up on the pair's June 12 summit.

Trump has pointed to North Korea's freeze on nuclear and missile tests and its agreement to return remains of Americans killed in the 1950-53 Korea War.




McKeague did not say whether the United States would continue reimbursing North Korea, should field operations in the country resume. Byrd said he couldn't say how long it would take to make a first identification or identify all of the remains.

The remains are being sent to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for forensic analysis in order to try to determine their identities.

While it's hoped that the repatriation will build momentum toward North Korea's nuclear disarmament, . many say the progress towards securing a firm commitment from Pyongyang has been slow.

Only one identification "dog tag" was delivered by the North Koreans, underscoring the long path ahead for US military efforts to identify the remains inside the 55 boxes presented by North Korea to the United States last week.

"But today is just a beginning, and our work will not be complete until all our fallen heroes are accounted for, and home", Pence said.

Military pallbearers carry the remains of US service members collected in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea during Repatriation ceremony after arriving to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 1 2018.

The remains handed over by North Korea last week in 55 boxes are "consistent with being Americans", based on an initial examination, although none has been positively identified, a US scientist who has seen the remains said today.

McKeague said he was "guardedly optimistic" that North Korea would agree to the return of more remains and also to joint recovery operations with the U.S.at former battlefields and prison camps.

Recommended:



Popular

Mars closest to earth in 15 years today
The red planet will appear at its brightest since 2003, when Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years. We may colonize the Red Planet yet, but it's not going to be as easy as releasing the carbon dioxide trapped in the planet.

President Mnangagwa calls for calm amid Harare clashes
Mr Mnangagwa took over the ZANU-PF party after ousting Robert Mugabe in a bloodless coup in November. The opposition claim the results have been rigged in favour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa .

Keith Urban Reveals the Advice He'd Give Demi Lovato Following Her Overdose
Lovato's family and manager just want Demi to get healthy and they are focused on getting her healthy and taking it day by day. The popstar was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, after emergency responders were called to her Hollywood Hills home.

Pompeo to unveil investment push in Indo-Pacific
Chamber of Commerce projects that Asian nations have the potential to create 50 percent of global GDP in the coming decades. We want it to be free, we want it to be open.

Zimbabwe opposition says its candidate won
The electoral commission warned that final results of the presidential first round may not be known until Friday or even Saturday. The southern African country this week held its first elections since the downfall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe in 2017.

U.S. economic growth surges by 4.1 cent
THE FACTS: Economists do expect a strong number for growth in the April-June quarter, but it is likely to be a temporary bounce. But yes, we can talk all day long about GDP numbers all day long, but that doesn't matter if you just got laid off.

San Antonio Aquarium releases statement, video following shark theft
They used the bucket to transfer the shark into the stroller and "hurried up the stairs and out to the parking lot", it said. Accorind to KENS 5 News , the 1.5-foot predator was a horn shark, which can survive outside of water for two to three hours.

State AG Ferguson to file lawsuit over 3D-printed guns
Wilson posted the plans for his gun, called the Liberator, onto his website, where the plans were downloaded thousands of times. That same day Wilson and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a preemptive suit against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S.

What you need to know before Paul Manafort’s trial
As a result of his plea agreement, all charges in this case were dismissed and he will be testifying against Manafort. Ellis, has said that he doesn't think it will need to go longer than three weeks and would like it to wrap up in two.

Thankful fawn licks officer after rescue from California wildfires
Bledsoe said he did not know his home was in danger when he left his wife and great-grandchildren to run an errand on Thursday. Mendocino County Undersheriff Matthew Kendall said about 1,000 residents had been ordered from their homes in his county.