US, N. Korea working to return remains

Hugh Fox
July 19, 2018

North Korean and U.S. military officials met at the inter-Korea border Sunday to discuss repatriation of the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, a report said.

The Yonhap news agency, citing officials from both the US and South Korea, said the talks had begun at 0100 GMT/UTC in the border village of Panmunjom, which lies inside the DMZ separating the two Koreas. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the North then requested higher level talks with the US-led United Nations Command.

The North's proposal of talks with the UN Command, even though the UN Command is led by the United States, was seen as an attempt to use the meeting to discuss not only the repatriation of war remains, but also other issues, such as a proposal to jointly declare an end to the 1950-1953 Korean War. You asked Pompeo: "'Did he sleep well?' If you knew what I knew about what we could do to the leadership of North Korea, you wouldn't sleep very well", Graham said.

In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, inspects the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.

Top Photo | U.S. troopers move through burning shacks in the Sunchon/Sukchon area of North Korea, Oct. 20, 1950. The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, which oversees the effort, has cautioned that the identification process is complicated and often takes years.

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It is unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Mr Kim's criticism of officials.

According to State Department, . working level talks were held at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom "to continue coordination on the transfer of remains already collected" in North Korea, .

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USA military data suggests that 7,700 troops remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 conflict.

There were reports leading up to Pompeo's most recent trip that North Korea has continued operating nuclear facilities.

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The repatriation is a part of Kim and Trump's meeting in Singapore.

Earlier this month, Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang where he met with vice chairman and former intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol and the two agreed the US and North Korea would meet on or around July 12.

He later said he had made progress on setting a timeline for North Korea's denuclearisation.

At the Singapore summit, Kim Jong Un made a broad commitment to "work toward denuclearization", but fell short of details on how or when he would dismantle North Korea's nuclear program, which it has pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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