White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

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New U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris said there must be "demonstrable moves" from North Korea toward denuclearization before any declaration of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War is made between the two sides.

Mr. Trump had said after their summit in Singapore with Kim that he would like the leader to come to the White House for a visit.

Earlier Thursday, Trump thanked Kim on Twitter.

Last week, North Korea handed over what is believed to be the remains of 55 USA soldiers who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War, following through on an agreement made between the two leaders at their historic Singapore Summit in June.

But a document signed by Kim and Trump did not include details of how and when North Korea would denuclearize.

Trump has continually touted his June Singapore summit as a success and praised Kim. He said during a Tuesday rally in Tampa, Florida, that the USA was "doing well" with North Korea and noted the return of detained Americans and Pyongyang's ceasing of nuclear testing or missile tests.

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John Byrd, director of analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), told reporters at Osan that the family of the soldier identified by the dog tag had been notified.

The United States and North Korea conducted joint searches from 1996 until 2005, when Washington halted the operations, citing concerns about the safety of its personnel as Pyongyang stepped up its nuclear programme.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that us intelligence officials suspect that North Korea is continuing to build new missiles in the same research facility that manufactured the country's ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.

A US defense official told VOA North Korea has provided nearly no information to help identify the individuals, and that the process could take months or years to complete.

More than 400 caskets of remains found in North Korea were returned to the United States between the 1990s and 2005, with the bodies of some 330 other Americans also accounted for, according to the DPAA.

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