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CNN: WH Expects 200 Sets of Troop Remains From NKorea Soon

CNN: WH Expects 200 Sets of Troop Remains From NKorea Soon
President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:04 PM

North Korea could deliver as many as 200 sets of remains to American authorities in the coming days as part of an agreement struck at the recent Singapore summit.

CNN cited four Trump administration officials as saying the remains may be transferred to U.S. custody at the DMZ between North and South Korea. Another option would be for a U.S. envoy to travel to North Korea's capital of Pyongyang to retrieve the remains that date back to the Korean War.

President Donald Trump said after the June 12 nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the reclusive nation would return the remains of fallen service members to the U.S. as part of an agreement struck between the two leaders. This week, however, the agency tasked with recovering missing members of the U.S. military who are listed as prisoners of war or missing in action said it has not received any guidance on the North Korea matter.

"We're standing by [but] we haven't officially been asked to do anything," Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) spokesman Chuck Prichard told military.com. "This is our business."

The Singapore summit was set up to put a stop to North Korea's nuclear weapons program and denuclearize the entire Korean peninsula. Kim is willing to give up his nukes, Trump confirmed after the summit.

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