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North Korean officials didn’t show up for a planned meeting with U.S. counterparts to discuss returning the remains of American war dead, South Korean media reported, in the latest sign of tensions between the two sides.

South Korean officials later said the meeting would be rescheduled for July 15, but that was after U.S. negotiators arrived Thursday at the militarized border between the two Koreas and were kept waiting, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing diplomatic officials it didn’t identify.

The meeting was expected to be the first working-level talks between the two sides since Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang ended Saturday with North Korea denouncing the U.S.’s “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.”

A spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea referred questions Thursday to the Department of Defense in Washington. The Pentagon didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment Wednesday. Pompeo had said when announcing the talks that the meeting could “move by one day or two.”

While the details are unclear, a setback on talks over the remains wouldn’t bode well for broader negotiations about North Korea’s nuclear program. The discussions about returning Americans soldiers killed almost 70 years ago was perhaps the most tangible outcome from Pompeo’s trip, which analysts expected would at least secure the release of some remains.

The Department of Defense estimates that North Korea is holding about 200 sets of remains from some 5,300 American military personnel believed missing in the country. Their recovery has long been among the most emotionally charged issues between the two sides. Caskets that the U.S. shipped to the border last month haven’t been filled, despite Kim Jong Un’s pledge during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump to immediately repatriate identified remains.

While recovering the war dead would provide Trump a political victory similar to Kim’s May release of three American detainees, it would do little to advance the goal of dismantling the regime’s weapons program. The U.S. also risks giving the North Koreans leverage to continue diplomacy and drag out disarmament talks.

North Korea’s criticism of talks with Pompeo fueled further doubts about whether Trump will ever achieve his goal of “complete denuclearization,” much less on the timeline of one to 2-1/2 years set out by various administration officials. Although Pompeo called the meetings “productive,” North Korea said the lack of emphasis on security guarantees was “regretful.”

The war dead talks were expected to be led by military officials, not the diplomats who are handling nuclear negotiations. North Korea said Saturday it was seeking the “earliest start of the working-level talks” on the recovery of U.S. remains.

Trump has expressed an eagerness to tout the recovery of the war dead, telling Fox News that Kim was “giving us back the remains of probably 7,500 soldiers.” He also told supporters in Nevada that North Korea had already handed over 200 sets of remains. Pompeo was obliged to correct those claims, telling a U.S. Senate committee June 27 that no exchanges have been made.
yeah kim is like trump who said "parents" had contacted us wanting their loved ones back.
(the youngest Korean war vet is 80 this year)
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Weakest. President. Ever. The "Art of the Deal" is apparently 10% handshakes, 10% dictator praise, and 80% bullsh-t.
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Wow, if Trump is 'weakest" God only knows what that makes Hussein Obama who loves to give pallets of cash and get zip in return.

And how 'bout Barack's line in the sand? Can't forget that gem.



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Weakest. President. Ever. The "Art of the Deal" is apparently 10% handshakes, 10% dictator praise, and 80% bullsh-t.
So...

Previous presidents have had ZERO negotiations for the remains of soldiers for well over 40 years, but when THIS president had negotiations and the remains haven't been delivered in a Wally-approved manner, it's considered "bullsh*t"...

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Previous presidents have had ZERO negotiations for the remains of soldiers for well over 40 years, but when THIS president had negotiations and the remains haven't been delivered in a Wally-approved manner, it's considered "bullsh*t"...

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point is kim played trump just like trump plays his constituents and like putin plays trump
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Wow, if Trump is 'weakest" God only knows what that makes Hussein Obama who loves to give pallets of cash and get zip in return.

And how 'bout Barack's line in the sand? Can't forget that gem.



Wally made a troll post to get a rise only it's so obvious it's funny.
Obama got Iran to give up on building nuclear weapons in return for their own money back. And it worked. Every inspection from the IAEA confirmed this.

Trump gave up military exercises with South Korea for promises of denuclearization from Kim Jong Un, and all he actually got was a handshake and a nice letter from Kim. And they're still working on their nuclear program.

Oh and all those deals he said he would negotiate with our friends and economic rivals, where'd that go? Wait, he squandered any and all good will he might have had by continually lashing out at allies, and trying his darndest to start a trade war with all of these tariffs brought about not by some long term economic strategy, but whenever Snowflake Don is triggered.

No troll, he just really sucks that bad at deal-making.
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Obama got Iran to give up on building nuclear weapons in return for their own money back. And it worked. Every inspection from the IAEA confirmed this.

Trump gave up military exercises with South Korea for promises of denuclearization from Kim Jong Un, and all he actually got was a handshake and a nice letter from Kim. And they're still working on their nuclear program.

Oh and all those deals he said he would negotiate with our friends and economic rivals, where'd that go? Wait, he squandered any and all good will he might have had by continually lashing out at allies, and trying his darndest to start a trade war with all of these tariffs brought about not by some long term economic strategy, but whenever Snowflake Don is triggered.

No troll, he just really sucks that bad at deal-making.
I don't think he's stupid. I think he knows exactly what he is doing handing prizes to Putin like these.
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So...

Previous presidents have had ZERO negotiations for the remains of soldiers for well over 40 years, but when THIS president had negotiations and the remains haven't been delivered in a Wally-approved manner, it's considered "bullsh*t"...

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A Wally-approved manner would start with not lying to us about the remains in the first place. On June 12 , Trump said "the remains of 200 Korean War soldiers have been returned". He also claimed that thousands of parents of Korean War vets begged him to get the remains of their children home. WH couldn't name a single one of those parents that reached out to them. Not one.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b007aa2f7e5080

We of course recently found out that this wasn't true.

So yeah, bullsh-t.
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I don't think he's stupid. I think he knows exactly what he is doing handing prizes to Putin like these.
At this point its par for the course.

His supporters on the other hand, do they care Trump lied to them about getting back the remains of fallen soldiers?

I mean, they didn't care when he belittled John McCain's service and his time as a POW. And they didn't care that he called dodging STDs as his own personal Vietnam coupled with his history of deferments. And they didn't care when he tried to pick a fight with a Gold Star family of a war hero. And they didn't care when a veteran gave him a Purple Heart and he treated it like a souvenir from Disney World. I could NEVER vote for or a Democrat or Republican with such a character as rancid as his, no matter their views, and nobody came close in the last election. And that's just military.
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