North Koreans Snub U.S. Officials For Discussions To Repatriate U.S. Troops' Remains

Posted In: News Date:Jul 12th, 2018

North Koreans officials did not appear for a Thursday meeting which was scheduled to discuss returning the remains of United States soldiers with Americans at the Korean border, according to The New York Times.

Even though North Korean leader Kim Jong un committed to returning the U.S. soldiers' remains during his June summit with President Donald Trump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week working-level talks on returning to soldiers' remains would be held in Panmunjom on Thursday.

American military officials went to the peace village for Thursday's meeting but their North Korean counterparts never showed up, according to a United States defense official who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Another anonymous South Korean government official confirmed that the North Koreans did not show up for the meeting.