USA troop remains to be repatriated soon from North Korea: Pompeo

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We have no speed limit.

Trump and Putin repeatedly mentioned their interest in North Korean disarmament in Monday's press conference, despite the fact that the USA and Russian Federation are the world's two largest nuclear powers.

The repatriation of remains of USA troops killed during the Korean War should begin shortly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (Jul 18), starting a process agreed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Speaking to reporters during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump said, "We have no time limit".

According to the DPAA, about 7,700 US troops are still listed as missing from the Korean War; about 5,300 of that total are believed to have fallen in North Korea.

U.S. -North Korea relations are "very good" and "the process is moving along", Trump added.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also seems to be in favor of a fast denuclearization process.

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Some reports have even suggested that Pyongyang is pushing ahead with construction at sites affiliated with its nuclear and missile programs, based on satellite images.

Russia's RIA news agency, citing Moscow's envoy to Pyongyang, reported on Wednesday that a summit between the leaders of Russian Federation and North Korea is "on the agenda" and that it would be "logical" to raise the idea of lifting sanctions.

"Matter of fact, I'm going to invite him next time I go to North Korea". The two Korean countries are still technically at war, although Moon and Kim had pledged at the inter-Korean summit that they will sign a peace treaty to end the six-decade Korean War formally.

An estimated 5,300 US troops are still unaccounted for in North Korea.

But Pompeo has cautioned that there are dangers in making what he believes are the same mistakes of past administrations - namely, providing any relief from sanctions until North Korea completely gives up its nuclear weapons.

US and North Korean officials met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday to discuss the return of remains.