'This is huge:' North Korea agrees to return remains


The VFW estimates that as many as 5,300 sets of remains are in North Korea. "And I asked for it today, and we got it".

Analysts generally agree that a series of stringent economic and financial sanctions against North Korea, led by the United States with China's support, have played a big role in Kim's sudden embrace of diplomacy in the past six months after his repeated nuclear provocations.

"We actually have a new deal with South Korea in terms of the trade deal but we have to talk to many countries about trading us fairly". "We had somebody in captivity and this is where they were".

The US also has a strong military base on the Pacific island of Guam, a US territory and a keystone of American military strategy in the region. Six-and-a-half hours.

This year, the spring exercise was postponed so as not to overlap with the Winter Olympics in South Korea. And I didn't like it. "Everyone came at me and I'm still standing", the former Chicago Bulls player said, adding that everyone ridiculed him for wanting to act as a mediator and peacemaker. "I think nobody can doubt the extremely unique and important role China has played".

Rodman also said that prior to this summit, he received a phone call from the president. "Number two, I think it is something they really appreciated".

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While President Trump might be correct that his threat to rain "fire and fury" on the Korean Peninsula helped get Kim to the table (and perhaps persuaded Xi to cajole him there), the opportunity to convert that leverage into real denuclearization has been squandered.

Per CNN's Kevin Liptak, the meeting between Trump and Kim resulted in Kim signing a document that "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

She said the global community was at the beginning of a very long process: "The detail is still to be worked through".

Rodman said that when he first visited North Korea in 2013, Kim gave him information to relay to Obama.

"We hope that the two countries' highest leaders can dispel interference, establish mutual trust, overcome difficulties and can reach a basic consensus on promoting and achieving the denuclearisation of the peninsula and promoting and establishing a peace mechanism for the peninsula", Mr Wang told reporters.

Following the unprecedented summit, Trump and Kim signed a joint statement in which they agreed to craft "new" bilateral relations and make joint efforts to build a "lasting and stable" peace regime on the peninsula.