Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un | Bangkok Post: news
13 July, 2018, 00:56
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 U.S. Embassy in Seoul said it had no immediate information.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang for two days last week in a bid to flesh out denuclearization commitments made during last month's historic summit.
While recovering the war dead would provide Trump a political victory similar to Kim's May release of three American detainees, it would do little to advance the goal of dismantling the regime's weapons program.
The US military has since announced that 100 wooden coffins have been moved to the inter-Korean border in preparation.
Pompeo said his counterpart Kim Yong Chol in North Korea "made a commitment" that North Korea intends "to denuclearize".
The repatriation of the remains of US soldiers from North Korea has been a major issue between Washington and Pyongyang since the end of the Korean War, when thousands of Americans were left in Korea either missing in action or as prisoners of war.
Mr Pompeo had said progress was made during his two-day visit to Pyongyang. Kim committed in the meeting to the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the US.
Four more boys rescued from Thai caves
A family member told CNN Monday that they hadn't been told which boys had been pulled out, and who is still trapped in the cave. Thai officials have been tight-lipped about the rescue operation, and would not comment on how many people were removed Monday.
There are about 7,700 United States soldiers classified as missing in action from the war.
According to Choi's source, the North Korean government says it has already unofficially presented its findings to Japan, but Kim has ordered the probe outcome to be explained again since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration claims to have never been briefed about it.
There is speculation that North Korea may also want payment for the return of the remains, our correspondent adds.
But following the meeting, North Korea released a statement calling the meeting "regrettable" and accusing the U.S. of using "gangster-like" tactics to push it towards nuclear disarmament.
US officials and experts have said the shift in attitude was to be expected as the North Koreans are known for brinkmanship and trying to up the ante ahead of tough negotiations over their nuclear missile program.
"We have to see the USA defense ministry's response, but the UNC reportedly gave a positive signal to North Korea, so there is a good chance of the talks taking place on Sunday", the source said. Trump tweeted last September.
Trump authorized an initial $50 billion in tariffs - including the $34 billion that took effect Friday - to match those losses. The move comes just days after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of $34bn on the other countries' goods.
Pompeo himself reportedly laughed when asked about the CD last week but did not confirm or deny the South Korean newspaper report. Pompeo later dismissed those comments, saying the two sides "made progress" and that talks will continue.
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Monday's operation shaved two hours off the time spent freeing the first four boys on Monday, officials said. The footballers still awaiting rescue are about two kilometers further in, at a point very hard to access.
President Donald Trump landed in London after leaving a 2-day summit in Brussels where he claimed victory on defense spending. Sarah Elliott, chairwoman of Republicans Overseas UK, told CNN she did not think Trump would be fazed by the stunt.
The new facility, which has been dubbed the "world's largest mobile factory", is located in Sector 81, Noida , Uttar Pradesh . The 35-acre first-of-its-kind facility is expected to double Samsung's manufacturing capacity in the country.
Manafort's attorneys have sought to push back his trial until fall, alleging his incarceration has made it hard to communicate. One trial is set for July 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second case in Washington , D.C., has a September 17 trial date.
It is understood that, despite speculation, the Duke of York is not expected to play golf with Trump during his visit. US President Donald Trump arrives here today for a visit that could not have been worst timed.
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Last remaining kid, coach evacuated from Thai cave
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