Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Excavations for Remains of US Service Members in North Korea May Resume

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Jeannette Daniel | 12 July, 2018, 12:42

America has about 28,500 troops based in South Korea and they routinely train with their local counterparts.

According to senior USA officials, leader Kim Jong Un made the agreement with President Trump during their summit last month.

However, officials say it could be months before excavations can begin and years until the remains are identified.

Seoul's presidential office has said the suspension of the combined exercise could facilitate ongoing nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does, in fact, plan to give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a CD with the Elton John hit "Rocket Man", as well as another mystery gift "at a certain period".

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Virginia, wrote to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Thursday, asking him to answer a number of questions related to North Korea's progress, in light of statements made by President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In the meantime, satellite images of a missile-manufacturing facility in the city of Hamhung showed North Korea is expanding its ballistic weapons program. "North Korea has made it clear that its principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action has to be abided by", Wang said, adding that both Washington and Pyongyang need to make compromises to narrow their gaps.

Mike Pompeo on the tarmac in Pyongyang.

Organisers have also sought to invite several North Korean moviemakers but are waiting for official approval.

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Since the summit, Trump has taken to praising Kim.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Tokyo on Saturday that the only thing Pompeo left behind in Pyongyang was a letter from Trump to Kim.

Instead, North Korea appears as though it's conducting business as usual.

On Monday, Trump addressed the dispute on Twitter.

This morning, Trump was asked if the "Rocket Man" report was true.

FILE - Security guards walk in front of containers at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China, April 24, 2018.

Trump told reporters Tuesday that he might have another gift for Kim as well.

The Pentagon has not received direction to restart military drills with South Korea, Manning said. It remains skeptical of the U.S. To Kim, he will be under a lot of pressure shall he next meet one-on-one with Trump.

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