The United States and North Korea are in the center of what a movement that could be considered groundbreaking in terms of history. Shortly after President Trump and Kim Jong-un had their historic handshake, it was North Korea who began giving something back to American families. This is something that American families have wanted for so long but did not ever think they would have access to. In what could be considered a show of peace and good faith, North Korea has begun returning the remains of the missing troops who were believed to be lost during the Korean war.
This info was provided by President Trump as he spoke with Steve Doocy from Fox & Friends. This epic moment stems from decades ago, specifically from the time frame of Jun 25, 1950 – Jul 27, 1953. There are families who believed their loved one was lost in that war, yet were not ever granted access to their remains. Trump stated that they were “already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea.” That’s an amazing thing for the friends and families who always wanted closure for the loved ones they lost. It’s also a good sign that North Korea is serious in their wish for peace. Time will tell as the peace talks progress.
The Hill reported on the interview with Doocy:
“President Trump on Friday said North Korea has already started returning the remains of U.S. soldiers k****d in the decades-old Korean war.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy on the White House lawn, Trump said that he asked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit talks on Tuesday to return the remains of U.S. troops k****d in the country.
“I asked him, the remains, I’d like to get them. He said ‘yes, we will do that,’ ” Trump said. “They are already starting to produce the remains of these great young soldiers who were left in North Korea.”
The fighting in the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, but the war is still technically ongoing, because a peace treaty was never signed.
The U.S. fought alongside South Korean forces in that conflict and the Defense Department estimates that there are 7,697 American soldiers who are still unaccounted for.
Trump met this week with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, marking the first such encounter between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader in history.
The U.S. president praised Kim after that summit, calling him “a very worthy, very smart negotiator,” and the two signed a brief document committing the U.S. to unspecified security guarantees for the North in exchange for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Some have raised questions about the agreement struck by Trump and Kim, because of its lack of specifics in addressing the North’s denuclearization.”
They might not be firing weapons at each other (as much), but a peace treaty wasn’t technically signed. It might be a technicality, but that’s how some read into the situation. Could this new situation bring forth an official peace treaty? What will all of this lead to?
Critics will of course not get their hopes up and likely remain negative in regards to Trump and Kim speaking. Whenever the leaders of a country speak, there will always be those who agree with them and those who criticize. There are also people who watch, listen, and wait to see what really happens before jumping on either side in support or disagreement.
It’s best to remain watchful and hope that Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un brings peace and prosperity to the nations involved as well as others.
It’s hard to tell what will happen next, but North Korea is suprisingly doing things that many people didn’t expect. South Korea must be thrilled to end their volatile situation with their northern neighbors.
Expect more to come from Trump and Kim as they progress with their talks and stay tuned and prepared to analyze this situation as it unfolds.
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Is it great to see families finally connected with their lost loved ones?
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