Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump receives letter from NK leader: White House

Trump receives letter from NK leader: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two continue to discuss Pyongyang's commitment at a recent Singapore summit to rid itself of nuclear weapons, but no second meeting is now planned, the White House said on Thursday.

As he secured a commitment for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, @POTUS also secured a promise from Chairman Kim to return the remains of all fallen US service-members lost in North Korea.

Trump in his tweet expressed gratitude to Kim "for keeping your word" on the return of the remains of more than 50 American service members killed during the Korean War.

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The remains were initially transferred to United Nations control on Tuesday in Osan, South Korea before being sent to Hawaii, where Vice President Mike Pence received the 55 cases now draped in the American flag. The correspondence came amid fresh concerns over Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearization.

EDaily reported the top US envoy to Seoul said that hasty measures are not the answer.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that North Korea appeared to be building one or two new liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles at the research facility, citing unidentified officials familiar with intelligence reporting.

In his early morning tweet, the President of the United States celebrated the return of USA military remains from the Korean War.

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Flag draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea are seen during a repatriation ceremony after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1, 2018.

Byrd said the process to fully identify the remains, now more than 60 years old, could take anywhere from days to decades.

The Washington Post, citing officials familiar with U.S. intelligence, reported this week that North Korea appears to be building up to two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A senior State Department official told reporters that a private meeting between Pompeo and the North Korean foreign minister at the meeting was possible, but would not confirm.

"I think it's going to work out very well", he told supporters at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night.

McKeague did not say whether the United States would continue reimbursing North Korea, should field operations in the country resume.

Friday's transfer of the remains on the Korean Peninsula coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting between North Korean and Chinese forces and South Korean and USA -led forces under the U.N. Command. Technically, the two Koreas are still at war.

Trump hailed the Singapore summit as a success and even went as far as saying that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat, but questions have been mounting about Pyongyang's willingness to give up its weapons programs. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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