Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead

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"I know that President Trump is grateful that Chairman Kim has kept his word, and we see today this tangible progress in our efforts to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula", said Pence, whose father fought in the Korean War.

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.

Pompeo told reporters that there is "still a ways to go before" the country fully denuclearizes, noting that North Korea is still in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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.

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Only one identification "dog tag" was delivered by the North Koreans, underscoring the long path ahead for usa military efforts to identify the remains inside the 55 boxes presented by North Korea to the United States last week. "I can say that the letters addressed their commitment from their joint statement that was made at the Singapore summit and they're going to continue working towards complete and total denuclearization".

U.S. officials have been closely monitoring North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

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

Fifty-five boxes of remains arrived in Hawaii this week, and the Department of Defense said the remains were "consistent" with Americans killed in the war.

The US president has said repeatedly that 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.

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Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that U.S. intelligence officials suspect North Korea is continuing to build new missiles in the same research facility that manufactured the country's ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. He said during a Tuesday rally in Tampa, Florida, that the USA was "doing well" with North Korea and noted the return of detained Americans and Pyongyang's ceasing of nuclear testing or missile tests.

Byrd cautioned that. "at this point, at least, there's no way to tell" how many more sets of remains the North Koreans might already have in their possession. 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.

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.

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

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