HEROES RETURN: Trump Thanks Kim for Returning Remains of US Soldiers

A U.S. Marine stands at attention as caskets containing the remains of American servicemen from the Korean War handed over by North Korea arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., August 1, 2018.

The White House did not provide details on the specific content of the letter, which was received Wednesday.

"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". "I look forward to seeing you soon!", he added, suggesting that the two leaders could be meeting again.

Pence said Trump secured a commitment from Kim during their June summit to return the remains of USA service members who were killed in the 1950-53 war.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Hawaii to greet the returns.

The Washington Post reported this week that us spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence.

'Those negotiations and discussions are ongoing.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that the latest letter was received by the White House on Wednesday. "Today, our boys are coming home".

But there are reports North Korea continues to build nuclear missiles.

Almost 7,700 American military service-people are still unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, of which approximately 5,300 are thought to be in North Korea.

About 7,700 USA soldiers are listed as missing from the conflict, and 5,300 of the remains are believed to still be in North Korea.

Trump has sought to show progress from his June 12 summit with Kim.

US intelligence agencies are seeing signs of construction of missiles at a factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, The Washington Post reported earlier this week, citing intel sources.

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