Washington, Aug 2 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is fulfilling the promise of returning the remains of 25 more U.S. troops killed during the Korean War.”
“Honored to hear the remains of 25 more U.S. service members missing since the Korean War will be returned to their families. A promise kept from the agreement between Chairman Kim Jong un and President Donald Trump at the June 2018 Singapore Summit to return all our fallen heroes,” Pompeo tweeted.
Fighting between Chinese-backed North Korean forces and U.S.-backed South Korean forces stretched from 1950 to 1953, ending in an armistice. President Trump announced after a June meeting in Singapore that Mr. Kim had agreed to return the remains of missing U.S. soldiers.
Pompeo also tweeted President Mike Pence tweet, “One year ago I had the honor of participating in the repatriation ceremony of fallen heroes returned home from North Korea. As the son of a Korean War Vet, I’m grateful for the hard work by Department of Defense to identify 25 more heroes from the 55 boxes of remains.”
The U.S. will then initiate an intensive effort to identify the remains.