North Korea, the feet dragging on pledge to turn over the American, 2. The summit looms

closevideo what can be expected, come from the second U.S.-North Korea summit?

Asian analyst Gordon Chang says that the U.S. needs to have a Declaration of all North Korean nuclear weapons facilities, and a time plan for the disarmament of the second summit with North Korea.

North Korea has not lived up to his promise to return the remains of American soldiers who died in the Korean war, U.S. officials say, they complain there was no further discussion, since the regime via a first 55 boxes-even more so than six months ago.

The transfer was hailed as a major step forward, the meeting of the first summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un last summer. With a second summit of the chief is looming in the next week in Vietnam, however, scientists tasked with the identification of the notes the 55 boxes remains only a fractional part of the sum remains, his thought on North Korean soil.


“We would be delighted if we could get more remains turned to us. But there was no discussion … since we received 55 boxes,” Dr. John Byrd said in an interview with Fox News.

He estimates that the remains of more than 5,000 of the 7,500 employees of Americans missing in action are still in North Korea.

“There will be no discussion … since we got the 55 boxes.’

— Dr. John Byrd, a senior scientist Americans identify as ” of North Korea

According to the text of the agreement with North Korea coming out of the first summit, “The United States and [North Korea] to undertake the recovery of POW/MIA remains, including the immediate return of those already identified.”

To work of North Korea also required “to” complete denuclearization, something critics say that the Communist regime honoured sufficient. Byrd said, Pyongyang has been on longer stays because of the full transfer would have occurred in Hawaii last August.


“Soon we will know their names, and we will tell their stories of courage,” Vice President, Pence said during the ceremony. Pence, the Lieutenant’s father, Edward, a U.S. army, fought in the Korean war and returned with a Bronze star.

The management remains outwardly optimistic about the further talks with North Korea. Last year, the summit is represented alone, a historic breakthrough in the long-frozen relations between the United States and the North Korean regime.


“We have seen progress since the beginning of this administration. When the President took over for the first time, we were at great odds with North Korea. We are finally making progress. We are not to see, the rockets tested, and flies over the other countries. The remains will come home to; the hostages were released,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday on “Fox & Friends”.

Coffins containing the remains of American soldiers from the Korean war presented by North Korea, arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry – RC1490AADB00

Byrd said, “hopefully sometime in the not-too-distant future, we will be able to conclude negotiations and continue in the direction of field operations [in North Korea].” He said, you have no “certainty” that the point now.

However, it is the task of the identification of the remains in the first transmission, a tedious is a went.

Byrd described it as the “toughest single-project”, which he had to overcome. Only three American soldiers have actually been identified to date, although the scientists said more Americans will be determined in the coming days.

“We are in the final stages of producing multiple identifications at some point in the course of the next month,” Byrd. “Right now, we look at the four of us.”

Byrd said, based on DNA results, it is clear that up to 80 percent of the remains turned over, are the Americans. Ultimately, dozens more are expected to be identified. He estimated the total number is probably between 50 and 100.

Army Master Sergeant Charles H. McDaniel. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Those of Dr. Byrd’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, 32, of Vernon, Ind.; Army Pfc. William H. Jones, 19, of Whitaker, N. C.; and Army Sgt. Frank Suliman of New Jersey.

Byrd described some of the methods used to identify the remains, including DNA Tests and in the search for “isotope signatures in the bones” to determine whether the remains of American soldiers or South Korean allies and serve alongside them. Scientists are looking for signs of staples in the American diet, such as corn, sugar and processed foods.

“We look at oxygen isotopes from their drinking water, and we can relate to the oxygen-Isotope to places in the world, have the same characteristic patterns,” he added.


As for what comes next, he said, the negotiations are underway: “It is a complicated process. We just have to be patient with him.”

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