President Trump Says North Korea Has Returned the Remains of 200 U.S. Soldiers
North Korea repatriated the remains of 200 U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War on Wednesday, according to President Trump, a week after the issue was raised at a landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 got sent back,” Trump told a rally in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday, according to Reuters.
There was no official confirmation of the return from military sources, but anonymous U.S. officials said the previous day that North Korea was returning a “sizable number” of remains, which would be transported to Hawaii’s Hickam Air Force Base, Reuters reports.
In a press conference following a historic U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore last week, Trump said that Kim agreed to return the remains of deceased American soldiers “quickly.” The recovery of war dead was also included in the agreement signed by the two leaders at the summit’s conclusion.