Trump receives new letter from Kim

Trump receives new letter from Kim

A U.S. Marine stands at attention as caskets containing the remains of American servicemen from the Korean War handed over by North Korea arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., August 1, 2018.

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own. "I look forward to seeing you soon!", he added, suggesting that the two leaders could be meeting again.

The Commander-in-Chief praised Kim's decision to return the remains just hours after Vice President Pence received the war heroes at a ceremony in Hawaii; saying he appreciates the regime's "kind action".

In a solemn ceremony, Vice-President Mike Pence was in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to receive the 55 coffins.

Mr. Trump previously shared a similar "very nice" letter he received from Kim last month where the dictator highlighted "epochal progress" in U.S-North Korea relations.

The Trump Administration has lauded Pyongyang's return of fallen servicemen as a successful outcome of the summit, at which a four-point agreement was reached between the two leaders.

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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which keeps a record of missing American soldiers, announced Elmore's identification on July 3. He said during a Tuesday rally in Tampa, Florida, that the US was "doing well" with North Korea and noted the return of detained Americans and Pyongyang's ceasing of nuclear testing and missile tests.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs despite its pledge to denuclearize.

But there are reports North Korea continues to build nuclear missiles.

The US military says the family of that soldier have been notified.

Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades. It was the first repatriation of remains since 2005.

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