Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Mike Pompeo Reportedly Joked About Killing Kim Jong Un To His Face

Richard Downes, executive director of the Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs, said he has since been told the North may have the remains of more than 200 American service members that were likely recovered from land during farming or construction and could be easily returned.

For the third time this year, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is in China, and meeting with President Xi Jinping.

President Donald Trump offered a misleading characterization of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, insisting the rogue nation had agreed to begin "total denuclearization" right away.

On Wednesday, Kim visited a national agricultural technology innovation park under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the Beijing rail traffic control center.

"President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", a joint statement signed at the end of the summit said.

"The US will not be happy to see these North Korean officials meeting the Chinese before they have even arranged the next round of negotiations", Cha said, adding that it was clear Kim was working on his tactics for the upcoming talks with the US.

USA officials say that the American military command in South Korea is preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of an unknown number of US or allied service members who have been missing since the Korean War.

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"It's necessary for North Korea to present far more concrete denuclearization plans, and I think it's necessary for the United States to swiftly reciprocate by coming up with comprehensive measures", Moon said.

During his last two visits, reports only came out when Kim was safely back in Pyongyang.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly shared a mutual laugh with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on their first meeting that he would go on to describe as a success - despite joking that he was trying to kill Kim. KCNA said that during a banquet hosted by Xi, Kim also said North Korea and China are seeing their ties develop into "unprecedentedly special relations".

Xi also said that Kim's latest visit shows the world the unwavering relationship between the two.

During the visit, Kim and Xi are reported to have reached an understanding on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after discussing the outcome of Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump said he has no plans to decrease the number of USA troops in the South as part of security assurances for the North, but has left open the possibility to do so in the future.

Kim's motorcade had earlier been seen leaving the North Korean Embassy on Wednesday afternoon as police closed off major roads and intersections in central Beijing.

The document used the acronym for North Korea's formal name.

"On several occasions in the past, DPRK officials have indicated they possess as many as 200 sets of remains they had recovered over the years", the Pentagon said in factsheet updated Monday about those reported missing in action during the Korean War of 1950-1953.

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