Kim Jong Un Praises Trump, but Omits Denuclearization

Kim Jong Un Praises Trump, but Omits Denuclearization

Kim Jong Un Praises Trump, but Omits Denuclearization

Foreign ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said, "The government hopes the agreements reached between leaders at the North Korea-U.S. summit, including the repatriation of Korean War remains, will be swiftly carried out as a means to fulfill the objective of complete denuclearization and establishment of a peace system on the Korean Peninsula".

In it, Kim describes his landmark June 12 summit with Trump in Singapore as the "start of a meaningful journey" and expresses confidence that the "sincere efforts" of both sides "will surely come to fruition".

The Pentagon has shipped dozens of cases to Panmunjom in anticipation of receiving the remains of several USA troops.

"He's realized he can humiliate and ignore the long as he flatters the president", Mount said.

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang last weekend, he was supposed to have a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong-un.

The US military also announced that 100 wooden coffins had been dispatch to Panmunjom to receive the remains, although repatriation has yet to take place.

"North Korea not showing up could be an expression of dissatisfaction toward the USA for making excessive demands in the high-level talks last week", Kyungnam University professor Kim Dong-yub said".

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his aides to "re-explain" to Tokyo the findings of a probe into the whereabouts of missing Japanese nationals suspected to have been abducted by Pyongyang decades ago, according to a South Korean activist. Roughly 5,300 USA troops presumed to have been killed in the Korean war are unaccounted for.

He left with only an agreement to set up working groups to discuss aspects of the deal, including the planned meeting on returning the remains.

But the North Korean leader never showed up during Pompeo's three-day visit.

Sanctions imposed by the United Nations in December placed a cap on refined oil exports to North Korea at 500,000 barrels annually.

Last month, Trump said North Korea had agreed to give back the remains of thousands of soldiers, and that the transfer had already begun, a claim Pompeo later corrected before a U.S. Senate committee.

One problem - no North Korean officials showed up, The New York Times reported.

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making "gangster-like" demands in the talks in North Korea, contradicting Pompeo who said the old enemies had made progress. "I have it for him", Trump said.

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