Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump tweets ‘very nice note’ he received from Kim Jong Un

Trump tweets ‘very nice note’ he received from Kim Jong Un

The letter's date corresponds to the day before the North Korean Foreign Ministry said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's position during just-completed talks in Pyongyang was "regrettable", Efe reported.

Pompeo's statement came as US officials held general-level talks with the North - the first such talks since 2009.

The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 USA troops.

North Korean officials did not show up to a planned meeting with USA officials at the demilitarized zone Thursday, where they were expected to continue discussions on repatriating the remains of Americans killed during the war, CNN has reported.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the North Koreans called around midday to say the meeting would be delayed until July 15. But a USA military official familiar with the matter said last month it was not clear what North Korea might hand over. The Koreas remain technically at war because the Korean War didn't end with a peace treaty.

At the factory, the KNCA reported on Tuesday that he stressed the importance of producing high-efficiency and modern machines to develop the national economy and North Korea's machine-building industry.

According to the South Korean government and multiple sources from U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), North Korea and the United States met at Tongilgak on the northside of Panmunjom at around 10 a.m. for approximately two hours.

Abby Huntsman slams Trump for siding with Putin
A former chairman of the Republican National Committee even said Trump was acting as if he were an "asset" next to his "handler". Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said earlier: "Let's be very clear - Russian Federation meddled in our election".

On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted about what he considered successes in the US-North Korea talks so far. That figure includes some 7,700 still unaccounted for, with an estimated 5,300 believed to have been lost in the North. The transfers of remains were halted during the administration of President George W. Bush in 2005, following diplomatic tension between the two nations.

July 27 will mark the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 conflict.

Three USFK vehicles escorting US representatives arrived at the southern end of the Tongil-Daegyo bridge at approximately 8:30 a.m., placing a United Nations flag before heading in toward Panmunjom. -North Korea military search teams conducted 33 recovery operations that collected 229 sets of American remains.

Pompeo had hoped to "fill in" details on how to dismantle the North's nuclear program and recover the remains of US troops in his talks in Pyongyang this month.

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.

Information for this article was contributed by Adam Taylor of The Washington Post; and by staff members of The Associated Press.

Like this: