White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

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Trump expressed his interested in a tweet posted after midnight as the US military flew home what are believed to be the remains of more than 50 service members after the first such handover by North Korea in more than a decade.

Details of the letter haven't been released by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed a letter from Kim was received by the administration on August 1. "Also, thank you for your nice letter - l look forward to seeing you soon!"

'The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK join statement, ' she said in a statement Thursday.

The repatriation of U.S. remains was agreed by Mr Trump and Mr Kim after their June summit in Singapore.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Hawaii to greet the returns.

North Korea previously returned the purported remains of foreign soldiers that turned out to be misidentified.

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Pence also praised Trump for having the nation's fallen war heroes "on his heart" during his summit with Kim, which was focused on denuclearization of the Korea Peninsula. "Today, our boys are coming home".

Almost 7,700 American military service-people are still unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, of which approximately 5,300 are thought to be in North Korea.

Pence, in his address at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, said he trusted that Americans killed in the war were among the flag-draped cases flown to Hawaii on Wednesday.

A second meeting between Trump and Kim has not been planned at this time, according to a person familiar with the process. The timing would coincide with the U.N. General Assembly meeting when world leaders gather in New York City.

Trump has sought to show progress from his June 12 summit with Kim.

It has taken longer than Washington had hoped, but a U.S. state department official says the process so far has been smooth.

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