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Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea's Kim

Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea's Kim

US President Donald Trump said he received a note from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in which Mr Kim said he believed their efforts to improve relations will succeed.

In his letter, which was written 24 days after the June 12 summit in Singapore, Kim addressed Mr Trump as "Your Excellency Mr President".

According to the Pentagon, North Korean officials have indicated in the past that they have the remains of as many as 200 USA troops.

On June 23, the U.S. Forces Korea said that it had moved 100 wooden "temporary transit cases" to the border to prepare for the remains' delivery.

The secretary of state did not meet Kim as he had on his previous two trips to Pyongyang this year, and after his departure, the North's foreign ministry accused the USA of making "gangster-like" demands that it unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons.

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"This step will build trust & confidence btw US & DPRK", he tweeted on Monday, using the acronym for North Korea's official name.

North Korea has said eight of the 17 - including Megumi Yokota, who disappeared while heading home from school when she was 13 - have already died, while four never entered the country, an account Japan has dismissed as unreliable.

The repatriation of the remains of USA 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.

Both sides were expected to discuss the timeline and ways in which remains of American soldiers would be returned at the meeting.

Trump included the letter in a tweet Thursday, writing: "A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea".

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But the North Korean leader never showed up during Pompeo's three-day visit.

Earlier Thursday, a diplomatic source here said the USA and North Korea were still in talks to set a date for working-level dialogue over the repatriation of remains of American troops.

The most contrarian nugget of Carlin's analysis was his assertion that the statement, and North Korean domestic media's coverage of the visit, suggests progress was made.

Pompeo insisted the talks were making progress but as soon as he left, the North's foreign ministry berated him over his "unilateral and gangster-like" demands and for offering no constructive steps on the United States side. But it didn't commence at the scheduled time as North Korean officials didn't show up.

The transfer of remains between North Korea and the United States has not taken place since 2005.

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KCNA did not say when the trip was made, but Kim Yong Chol, Kim's powerful right-hand man, told a visiting Seoul official last week that the leader was away for a trip to a "local region".


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