In a solemn ceremony, the United States welcomed home on Wednesday human remains it said presumably included Americans killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War, and thanked North Korea for making good on a June summit pledge to hand them over. Vice-President Mike Pence and USA military leaders received the remains in Hawaii during a sombre ceremony on Wednesday.
U.S. officials have been closely monitoring North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
Trump has said repeatedly the deal he reached with Kim has been positive since North Korea has maintained a freeze on nuclear and missile tests and has begun returning USA war dead remains.
Byrd told Pentagon reporters Thursday that along with the remains North Korea provided the identification "dog tag" of an American servicemember, typically a metal military identification worn around the neck.
It's still unclear where the United States stands with North Korea.
That process will also determine if each box contains the remains of more than one individual.
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Meanwhile, the USA says it is open to discussions about a second meeting between Trump and Kim, . although nothing has been planned yet. Pyongyang has called for a formal declaration to end the war, viewing it as a guarantee of its security in exchange for denuclearization.
The United States is preparing to analyze and identify remains of presumed US war dead that North Korea handed over in 55 boxes last week, the largest number of boxes of remains Pyongyang has returned at any one time since the modern process began in the 1990s.
Byrd said some of the remains appear to have come from the eastern side of the battle site, which was where mainly Army personnel fought.
He said numerous recovered remains likely belonged to U.S. Army soldiers who fought in the November, 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir - 1,024 Americans are still missing from that battle.
The lab will begin by taking DNA samples from the remains and checking to see whether they match those of other remains in the inventory or those that family members of missing service members have provided. He declined to disclose the name on the tag but said two family members had been notified and are expected to be in the Washington, D.C., area next week with family groups for a detailed briefing from DPAA on the next steps in identifying the remains. He said that DPAA has chest radiographs for about three-quarters of the missing from the Korean War.