Trump Thanks Kim Jong Un For ‘Kind Action’ Of Returning US Soldiers’ Bodies

HONOLULU, HI - AUGUST 01: U.S. military carry the presumed remains of Korean War soldiers at Hangar 19 Joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam on August 1, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains of 55 service members were flow... HONOLULU, HI - AUGUST 01: U.S. military carry the presumed remains of Korean War soldiers at Hangar 19 Joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam on August 1, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The remains of 55 service members were flown to Hawaii after being handed over by North Korea. (Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 2, 2018 8:25 a.m.
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In a gushing tweet, President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the “kind action” of sending back the presumed bodies of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War.

Vice President Mike Pence formally received the 55 flag-draped coffins on Wednesday in Hawaii. Now, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will work to identify the remains, a likely onerous task that will stretch over years, as North Korea only provided a single dog tag for the dozens of bodies.

The return of the remains was part of an agreement reached by Trump and Kim at the Singapore summit in June.

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