Friday, 17 August, 2018

Koreas to ask for return of remains from Japan

Kim Jong Un Modal Trigger Kim Jong Un AFP Getty Images
Jodi Jackson | 23 July, 2018, 16:45

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to concur with that assessment earlier this month. "We're just going through the process", Yonhap quoted Trump, as saying during a Congress meeting at the White House. Tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program had interrupted previous efforts.

The U.S. plans to send cases for transportation to the demilitarized zone, where North Korea will place the remains. This is the first return of remains since 2007.

South Korea's current liberal President Moon Jae-in wants to expand ties with North Korea, but repatriating any of the women would be a delicate matter as many experts say relatives of those who decide to stay in the South will likely face reprisals by the North Korean government. Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) arrive to sign a document to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018.

Trump announced after the June summit that Kim had agreed to return the remains of "thousands and thousands" of Americans killed in the Korean War, but no remains have been handed over since then, raising further questions about North Korean intentions. He also criticized the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea for failing to fulfill their responsibility to achieve the regime's economic development projects.

In a couple of follow-up tweets, President Trump stated that regardless of his success at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, he "would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough" and called "much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people".

And one of those ships that carried the coal, .is believed to have gone in and out of South Korean ports over 20 times.

More than a month later, no concrete progress has been reported and North Korea has complained that the United States is making unilateral demands.

Russia's RIA news agency, citing Moscow's envoy to Pyongyang, reported on Wednesday that a summit between the leaders of Russian Federation and North Korea is "on the agenda" and that it would be "logical" to raise the idea of lifting sanctions.

The South Korean leader had told reporters that the world would judge the United States and North Korea if they failed to live up to the agreements their leaders had made. North Korea has accused South Korea of kidnapping them, while South Korea says they chose to resettle on their own will.

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