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North Korea hands over possible remains of Americans killed in Korean War

North Korea hands over possible remains of Americans killed in Korean War

-North Korean relations following last month's historic summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had reached an agreement with President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12 to turn over the remains of USA service members fallen during the war.

Now this comes as generals from the U.S. and North Korea met last week about the return of the remains, which was part of the agreement reached by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump last month in Singapore.

According to DPAA, North Korean officials have indicated they possess as many as 200 sets of remains recovered over the year. "Thank you to Kim Jong-un", Trump said in a tweet.

The White House statement said the United States government was "encouraged by North Korea's actions and the momentum for positive change".

A soldier carries a casket containing what was believed to be the remains of a USA soldier who was killed in the Korean War, during a ceremony at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, July 27, 2018.

Many officials in Washington appeared concerned that an early declaration of peace could lead to the collapse of the U.S.

The Associated Press later confirmed that the plane had landed at Osan Air Base at Pyeongtaek, South Korea, where a formal repatriation ceremony is planned for August 1.




According to reports earlier this week, citing US officials, a team of American forensic specialists will do an in-depth examination of the remains, . looking for any identification like dog tags or uniforms, and that's expected to take about five days.

While South Korean officials say they are committed to the full denuclearization of North Korea, they have shown more flexibility in the timing of a peace agreement than their US allies. No formal peace treaty ending the conflict has ever been signed.

More than 33,000 USA service members died in battle during the Korean War, the Defense Department has said.

The two sides had fought each other to a standstill, millions were dead and Korea was a war-ravaged ruin, now divided by the Demilitarized Zone, but the North proclaims it as a victory, and it is a key plank of the Kim dynasty's claim to a right to rule.

However, as The New York Times notes, "Remains that were returned in the past from North Korea were found to be mixed with those of unidentified individuals and even with animal bones".

The aircraft's destination was the Kalma airport in North Korea's eastern city of Wonsan, the agency added.

The U.S. State Department says Washington is committed to building a peace mechanism to replace the armistice when North Korea has denuclearised. After the Japanese surrender, the Soviet Union occupied the area north of the 38th parallel and the United States occupied the area south until 1948. The first step toward advancing this longer process, which was the last item both leaders agreed to, is North Korea's return of the remains of the United States servicemen from the war. However, he said Kim needed to follow through on his summit commitments to denuclearise.

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