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Trump thanks North Korea's Kim for handing over war remains

Trump thanks North Korea's Kim for handing over war remains

"The remains received from North Korea are being handled with the utmost care and respect by professional historians, forensic scientists, uniformed personnel and government officials", the U.S. -led U.N. Command said in a statement.

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U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea.

The ministry said last week it plans to reduce guard posts and equipment along the heavily fortified border as an initial step.

Byrd, speaking before the ceremony, confirmed that a single dog tag ID was also returned and noted the family of the soldier had been notified.

That's where a DNA verification process is going to be conducted.

They also discussed ways to turn the skirmish-prone West Sea by ceasing firing exercises and withdrawing artillery along the shore, according to South Korea's defence ministry.

The pledge to return the remains of U.S. soldiers was made during the pair's June meeting in Singapore.

Brooks, who is also the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, rendered the final salute to the fallen as the command transported 55 sets of remains to two C-17 military aircraft for their final flight home.

After the president met with Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in a high-profile summit, Trump declared on Twitter "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

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Identifying the remains will be a challenge.

"They dedicated their lives for the last 60 years finding out what happened to their fathers, what happened though those patriots, warriors who went to fight for us, for every generation of Americans", Hegseth continued. Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, are yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea.

It was not the first time USA intelligence clashed with the president's optimism.

The American-led U.N. Command is holding a repatriation ceremony for the remains at an air base in South Korea on Wednesday before a transport plane takes them to Hawaii for identification.

Intelligence officials believe North Korea intends to deceive Washington about how many nuclear warheads it has and to only disarm a portion of them.

Since the Trump-Kim summit, though, issues have arisen to give US and other analysts pause.

The Post also reported that North Korean officials have talked about how they plan to deceive the US about the size of their arsenal of missiles and nuclear warheads and facilities.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs despite its pledge to denuclearize. Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons.

But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearisation.

An armistice that ended the Korean War has yet to be replaced with a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula in a technical state of war. F-16s flew in formation over the ceremony to honor the missing soldiers who fought in the Korean War, before each casket was brought in by a van - six caskets at a time.


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