North Korea may be working on new intercontinental missiles

Dutch Korean war veterans urge Rutte to bring back five dead soldiers

"We see them going to work, just as before", a USA official told The Post.

Asked about the report, the Pentagon declined to comment.

Since Trump returned from that trip to tell America to "sleep well", North Korea has expanded production of nuclear materials and improved facilities for building missiles.

The return of US remains was one of four points listed in a joint declaration after the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

"We look forward to potentially pursuing (remains recovery) operations in North Korea in the future and we're very hopeful".

At least one-possibly as many as two-Hwasong-15/KN22 intercontinental-range ballistic missiles are being manufactured at the site known as the Sanum-dong Research Center, outside the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, sources confirmed to The Diplomat.

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.

"The remains received from North Korea are being handled with the utmost care and respect by professional historians, forensic scientists, uniformed personnel and government officials", the US-led UN Command said in a statement.

"Generally speaking what I can tell you is that the remains are consistent with the remains we have recovered in North Korea", John Byrd, director of analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency told a news conference before the ceremony.

The White House said it did not comment on intelligence, Reuters reported, while a senior official at South Korea's presidential office said US and South Korean intelligence agencies are closely looking into various North Korean movements.

This is not the first sign that Trump's summit with Kim was practically meaningless.

The remains were then moved in gray vans to an airfield where US and South Korean soldiers loaded them one by one into transport planes. Trump has since said Kim is willing to give up his nukes, but signals from the secretive nation have been mixed.

The five missing soldiers should be buried in the United Nations cemetery in Busan, South Korea, where 117 other Dutch soldiers who died in the conflict were laid to rest, the VOKS said.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of US Forces in Korea, spoke briefly before foreign dignitaries laid wreaths to honor those being repatriated.

The Pentagon said it was "absolutely" considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea for this objective.

The good news, from Trump's standpoint, is that it will take years to definitively identify the remains. North Korea has nearly certainly not sent back anything close to 200 bodies. However, CNN also reported last week that, according to an official with close knowledge of North Korea's position on the matter, continued negotiations between the United States and North Korea hinge on Washington's willingness to make a "bold move" and agree to a peace treaty with Pyongyang.

The U.S., he added, has "to know what they have before talking about caps and arms control".

North Korea may want to use the remains' return to keep diplomacy with the United States alive and win a reciprocal USA concession.

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