President Donald Trump said Friday morning during an interview with Fox & Friends that North Korea has started returning the remains of missing U.S. troops from the Korean War.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As a Serviceman, this is a magnificent and honourable outcome from the <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realDonaldTrump</a>. <br><br>“The United States and DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains including the immediate repatriation of those already identified” 🇺🇸 Our boys are coming home! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpKimSummit?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TrumpKimSummit</a> <a href="https://t.co/r4qwpxeJxD">pic.twitter.com/r4qwpxeJxD</a></p>— Paul Hayton (@pnich63) <a href="https://twitter.com/pnich63/status/1006433148882731008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Trump and Kim signed a statement, during the historic summit in Singapore, agreeing to the “immediate repatriation” of those fallen service members who are already identified.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am so proud to be an American. Peace seems possible for NoKo, SoKo, China, Japan & Guam. And what is amazing is our MIA POW remains are coming home. Human rights change is a real possibility. Let’s hope and pray. Thank you Otto Wambier R.I.P. <a href="https://t.co/r9z5EKjuMi">https://t.co/r9z5EKjuMi</a></p>— lakingsfan! (@mammoth_trump45) <a href="https://twitter.com/mammoth_trump45/status/1006701839843250176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Approximately 7,800 Americans remain unaccounted for from the 1950-1953 war. The Korean military conflict lasted from 1950 to 1953 but was ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.
Of those 7,800 Americans, 5,300 are believed to have been lost in battles in North Korea or prisoner-of-war camps.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said just a few days before the summit that talks about returning the remains of the missing Americans and South Koreans from the war was a top priority of the summit.
Past efforts to recover U.S. war remains in North Korea ended more than a decade ago. North Korea’s nuclear development and the lack of safety of American recovery teams sent into the country.
Earlier this year, the leaders of North and South Korea signed an agreement to officially end the Korean War after 65 years and to work to denuclearize and establish a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in the Demilitarized Zone, in Panmunjom, and signed the “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification on the Korean Peninsula.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">North Korea's Kim Jong Un crosses border with South Korea to meet with South Korean President Moon, becoming first member of Kim dynasty to set foot on southern soil since 1953 <a href="https://t.co/riJPG00Y1Y">pic.twitter.com/riJPG00Y1Y</a></p>— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) <a href="https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/989719764737056769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
This is epic. President Trump has done more in the past year and a half than Obama ever did, and Trump has had to undo all the evil that Obama and his minions unleashed on America. The Democratic Party is no longer. They have become the Liberal Party that has no specific genders, no moral values, no love for their own Country, and their sole purpose is to gain control over the American people. Thank God for Trump!
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Thank you for this article. The men we left behind deserve to be brought home. We finally have a President that understands how important this is, and made this a priority.
Considering how long we’ve been waiting to have these heroes home, THIS is a big deal. Thank-you President Trump!
Thank-you for the article. It’s an important issue-another one addressed and taken care of by President Trump.