Trump thanks North Korea’s Kim for sending war remains, hopes to see him ‘soon’

North Korea handed over 55 boxes of the remains last week as part of agreements reached during a historic June summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
Updated 02 August 2018
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Trump thanks North Korea’s Kim for sending war remains, hopes to see him ‘soon’

  • Kim Jong Un recently agreed to the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers
  • Previous reports have suggested that just one dog tag was returned with the remains of the apparent war dead

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump said he looked forward to meeting Kim Jong Un soon and thanked the North Korean leader for sending the suspected remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War back to the United States.
“Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action,” Trump wrote in a Twitter message.
“Also, thank you for your nice letter — I look forward to seeing you soon!,” Trump said, without elaborating.


Trump told Turkey US would only look at possible extradition of Turkish cleric -spokeswoman

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Trump told Turkey US would only look at possible extradition of Turkish cleric -spokeswoman

  • Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Trump told Erdogan Washington was working on extraditing the cleric
  • A White House official said that Trump did not commit to extraditing Gulen
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington “would take a look at” the possibility of extraditing a US-based Muslim cleric that Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.
“The only thing he said is that we would take a look at it,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. “Nothing further at this point beyond that ... nothing committal at all in that process.”
Turkey’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Trump told Erdogan Washington was working on extraditing the cleric, Fethullah Gulen.
Asked about the comment on Monday, a White House official said only that Trump did not commit to extraditing Gulen, offering no further detail on the conversation.