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North Korea fails to attend talks on repatriation of USA war dead

14 July, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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During an official visit to Britain, Trump posted images of the Korean-language letter from Kim and its English translation.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, left, and US President Donald Trump shake hands during their first meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

In the letter dated July 6, Kim thanked Trump for his "energetic and extraordinary efforts" to improve the once hostile relations between the two countries.

While it was not immediately clear why the North Korean delegation skipped the meeting, the apparent snub reinforced skepticism around Pyongyang's willingness to commit to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

That was the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived for two days of meetings with top North Korean officials, which ended on a sour note after Pyongyang blasted the USA side for issuing a "unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization".

Kim meeting Trump fulfilled an important foreign policy goal for North Korea, and China, its main trading partner, has been observed resuming trade with Pyongyang.

The fact that North Korea seem to be dragging its feet on this issue fuels already growing doubts among President Trump's critics about whether the Singapore summit was a success or simply a publicity stunt for Mr Kim, the BBC's Cindy Sui in Seoul reports. He put a courageous face on his failure to make any progress to the press, but the North still accused him of "gangster-like" tactics.

"I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-U.S. relations will bring our next meeting forward", Mr. Kim wrote.

"We agreed to the denuclearisation of North Korea".

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the head of USA intelligence to assess whether North Korea's posture and actions regarding denuclearization match up with the Trump administration's claims.

A US team went to Panmunjom Thursday for the meeting, arranged by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but the North Koreans were no-shows.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un pictured during their summit in Singapore on June 12.

However, while the North's attitude may further impede the denuclearization talks, the regime is unlikely to boycott them.

North Korean and USA teams, as well as United Nations officials, had been due to discuss the details of repatriation.

"The US wanted to have talks as early as 12 July but the North did not seem to be ready", an unnamed Seoul official said.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said the USA will be ready.

Defence officials have already shipped dozens of cases to Panmunjom in anticipation of receiving the remains of United States troops. "If I paid attention to what the press said, I'd go nuts, and I refuse to do that". Pyongyang has asked the UN Command Armistice Commission to upgrade the talks to a higher level to include a US general, South Korea's foreign ministry said.

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