Trump Says Russia Will Help With North Korea Denuclearization

Marco Green
July 23, 2018

Pompeo did not confirm media reports that the first repatriations would be on July 27, and that about 50-55 sets of remains would be returned.

The Americans planned to send transit cases via truck to the DMZ, where they would be given to the North Koreans to use for the remains.

"Discussions are ongoing and they're going very, very well", Mr Trump told reporters in Washington.

The remains of several hundred USA soldiers killed during the Korean War are expected to be handed over at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea next week.

US President Donald Trump said there was no hurry to denuclearise North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong-un - a shift in tone from when he said the process would start very soon. "We have no speed limit". -North Korea summit on June 12, the State Department said it did not intend to let North Korea buy time through drawn-out talks.

US President Donald Trump yesterday said Russian Federation would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the US process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons. "We're just going through the process", Yonhap quoted Trump, as saying during a Congress meeting at the White House.

"We do hope that both leaders accept our invitations", she added, referring to North Korea's Kim Jong-un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in. Diplomats are expected to finalize the details.

North and South Korea team together at IITF
Trump - no hurry on North Korea denuclearisation

There is "no rush" on North Korean denuclearization for the United States, at least according to Donald Trump... despite the earlier "maximum pressure" campaign, demanding that Pyongyang start the process "very quickly".

Also last week North Korea accused the United States of making "gangster-like" demands for the process, and branded the USA attitude at high-level talks as "extremely troubling".

The news came after North Korean officials were no-shows to a meeting at the DMZ on repatriating the remains earlier this month.

The talks between North Korea and the U.S. were held in Singapore on June 12, having been cancelled on May 24 before being reinstated.

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

"The economic status in Hamgyong area was very bad, according to my sources within North Korea", said Kim Seung-cheol, a defector who heads the NK Reform Radio station in Seoul, referencing an area near the border with China.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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