Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Mike Pompeo says North Korea weapons work inconsistent with Kim pledge

WATCH: US welcomes home possible 'forgotten war' remains VP Pence on Return of Korean War Remains: 'It's What Great Nations Do'
Ellis Copeland | 03 August, 2018, 11:49

Trump in his tweet expressed gratitude to Kim "for keeping your word" concerning the return of the remains of more than 50 Americans service members killed during the Korean war. The day of the transfer coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement that put a temporary stop to the war between the North and South.

USA officials have been closely watching North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

Still, the initial field forensic review indicated the "remains are what North Korea said they were", Byrd said.

In July, Kim Jong Un's regime said the USA was making "gangster-like" demands following a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The Pentagon said last week it was considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea to search for additional remains.

Trump has said repeatedly the deal he reached with Kim has been positive since North Korea has maintained a freeze on nuclear and missile tests and has begun returning US war dead remains. And that we'll bring our boys home, ' he said.

He said numerous recovered remains likely belonged to U.S. Army soldiers who fought in the November, 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir - 1,024 Americans are still missing from that battle.

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Trump has maintained his optimism about North Korea's denuclearization, while saying there is no time limit on the negotiations. "We couldn't be sure how many individuals were in each box".

"They had been very carefully packaged with padding and packaging that was done to, I think, a very high standard", he said. The remains will immediately be subjected to DNA testing to see if they match DNA in the DPAA's database.

More than 35,000 Americans died on the Korean Peninsula and 7,702 are still unaccounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

He said samples from the remains would be sent to the Armed Forces Identification Laboratories at Dover Air Force Base in DE to begin the DNA process.

Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the repatriation ceremony inside Hawaii's Hickam Air Force Base, said the move was a sign of goodwill from Kim, adding that the identification process would be completed in the near future.

In addition, the 55 transfer cases handed over by the North Koreans contained equipment associated with the American military, such as boots, canteens, buttons and buckles, Byrd said.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho is also in Singapore and will attend the same regional meeting as Pompeo on Saturday, but the State Department has not said whether the two will meet.

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