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Trump, Kim agree to repatriating US military remains

/ 04:16 PM June 12, 2018

SINGAPORE — The most tangible outcome of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be a commitment to recover the remains of US military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War.

In a joint statement signed by the leaders Tuesday, the countries committed to the recovery of the remains and the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

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The statement was otherwise filled with vague aspirational vows for peace and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Nearly 7,800 US troops remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 war. About 5,300 were lost in North Korea.

Efforts to recover and return the remains have been stalled for more than a decade because of the North’s nuclear development.

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