President Trump publicly thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday for returning the remains of USA soldiers who died in the Korean War; adding he looks forward to meeting the communist ruler in the near future.
The White House says President Donald Trump has received a letter from North Korea's Kim Jong Un, following up on the two leaders' June summit in Singapore. "I look forward to seeing you soon!", he added, suggesting that the two leaders could be meeting again. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the letters addressed their commitment to work toward North Korea's "complete denuclearization".
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Trump also took to Twitter earlier to praise an "incredibly lovely ceremony" in Hawaii, where Vice President Mike Pence helped welcome the remains to the United States.
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Sessions, meanwhile, said in Boston on Thursday that Rosenstein is capable and that he enjoys Sessions' "highest confidence". Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep.
The U.S. ambassador also expressed skepticism regarding North Korea's dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and the missile site at Tongchang-ri.
Trump has sought to show progress from his June 12 summit with Kim in Singapore. And that we'll bring our boys home, ' he said. Senior Trump administration officials have urged patience, cautioning that the process of denuclearizing North Korea and removing the threat of its long-range missiles will take time.
Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told senators that Pyongyang was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs.
Air Force General John Hyten, who as commander of the U.S. Strategic Command oversees America's nuclear forces, said North Korea had clearly demonstrated its commitment to halt flight-testing missiles since none had launched since November.
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He defended his aggressive stance again on Tuesday, saying it was bringing other governments to the negotiating table. Trump and Juncker said they have agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-automotive goods.
North Korea previously returned the purported remains of foreign soldiers that turned out to be misidentified.
But the process could take anywhere from days, to decades.
It has taken longer than Washington had hoped, but a USA state department official says the process so far has been smooth.
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We will not accept any such penetration of, or spillover into, our territory, neither on the ground nor in the air. Syrian news agency Sana said Israel had targeted the jet over Syrian airspace, but did not say whether it was hit.