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North Korea no-shows at meeting to discuss return of US soldier remains

North Korea no-shows at meeting to discuss return of US soldier remains

When American officials showed up at the border village between North and South Korea on Thursday, they expected to meet with North Korean representatives to discuss the return of remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.

One problem — no North Korean officials showed up, The New York Times reported.

The Americans called North Korean representatives and scheduled a generals’ meeting between the two nations to take place Sunday.

North Korea reportedly has the remains of about 5,300 United States soldiers who were killed during the Korean War, which ended with an armistice in 1953.

Last month, Trump said North Korea had agreed to give back the remains of thousands of soldiers, and that the transfer had already begun, a claim Pompeo later corrected before a U.S. Senate committee.

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