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Korea's Kim for sending war remains, hopes to see him 'soon'

Korea's Kim for sending war remains, hopes to see him 'soon'

The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. on behalf of South Korea during the war.

WATCH: Mattis say transfer of soldiers remains a step in right direction for U.S.

Pence, whose father fought in the Korean War, said the USA "will never stop striving until every hero lost in the Korean War is home" and hence keep its promise "to leave no man behind". The official, who discussed previously undisclosed aspects of the remains issue on condition of anonymity, also said North Korea provided a single military dog tag along with the remains.

Mr. Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the return of the fallen soldiers last week.

The return of 55 sets is seen as only a first step. The Trump White House has sought to maintain momentum after Trump's summit with Kim, during which the two sides agreed to accelerate efforts to return the fallen troops as a trust-building measure.

"And I'm sure that he will continue to fulfill that promise as they search and search and search", said Trump, who has sent Vice President Mike Pence to Hawaii to receive the remains. "But today is just a beginning". "And for all in attendance, this is a solemn reminder that our work is not complete until all have been accounted for, no matter how long it takes to do so". Many experts say North Korea merely intends to weaken the sanctions and has no intention of fully giving up its nuclear weapons.

While it has taken longer than some had hoped, a U.S. State Department official said the process had so far proceeded as expected, and the handover rekindled hopes for progress in other talks with North Korea aimed at its denuclearisation.

"So when. only one dog tag was provided, it's probably not to tease the USA but rather that it was sent because it could offer clues to the remains".

Political analyst and former Clinton aide Doug Schoen urged the United States to put pressure on Kim Jon-un's allies in Russian Federation and China to cut energy supplies to the rogue nation and help stop the creation of new missiles.

Why are U.S. remains in North Korea?

The meeting comes days after North Korea returned the reported remains of United States war dead, the most recent sign of blossoming diplomacy after last year's threats of war.

North Korea is also reportedly still secretly operating the Kangson uranium-enrichment facility.

Sohae has been the main site for North Korea's satellite launches since 2012.

Hanwell Kaakimaka's uncle, John Kaakimaka, is among those who never came home.

The North Koreans provided enough specifics about where each suspected body was found that United States officials have matched them to specific battles fought from 1950 to 1951, although not necessarily individuals, he said. "This should hasten identifications quite a bit".

As a reward for returning the U.S. war dead, North Korea may demand that the United States agree on a declaration to end the Korean War as a USA security guarantee.

With this most recent return, some Pentagon officials believe US recovery teams could be back in North Korea searching for remains by next spring.

Previous year the UN Security Council adopted a series of resolutions to ban North Korean exports of commodities in a bid to cut off revenue to the nuclear-armed regime's weapons programmes.

How many USA servicemen are missing from the Korean War?

Some 7,699 American service members are listed as unaccounted-for from the conflict. In return, Trump canceled large USA military exercises with South Korea and promised Kim unspecified security assurances.

This factory has already produced two of North Korea's ICBMs, including the one that could supposedly strike the US East Coast - the Hwasong-15. The North Koreans collected the remains, and USA investigators will have to do the examination without the forensic information they normally would have, such as the approximate place of the burial and the conditions around it.

But the actual details of the process, including how and when the North's nuclear program is to be dismantled, have yet to be worked out. "Today our boys are coming home", an emotional Pence said. The soldier's family had been notified, though it was not clear if his remains were among those found, Byrd said. "These incredible American heroes will soon lay at rest on sacred American soil".

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