US President Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Separately, North Korean officials did not show up at planned talks with the U.S. on Thursday to discuss repatriating the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. The president rattled USA allies by demanding that the other NATO nations pay more toward their own defense, although he stopped short of threatening to pull the United States out of the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Neither U.S. nor South Korean officials would immediately confirm the report.

But Pentagon officials cautioned it is unclear just how much North Korea is preparing to hand over.

Returning the remains was a commitment from the 12 June summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore.

South Korean officials later said the meeting would be rescheduled for July 15, but that was after USA negotiators arrived Thursday at the militarized border between the two Koreas and were kept waiting, the Yonhap News Agency reported, citing diplomatic officials it didn't identify.

But skepticism remains over whether North Korea's findings will satisfy Japan. The US did not say which countries were illicitly providing Pyongyang with the products.

There is a wide gap in views between Washington and Pyongyang over the scope and compensation of the repatriation.

U.S. Forces Korea has already moved about 100 wooden transfer caskets to the DMZ in anticipation of the return of remains.

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Mr Kim spoke of a "new future" between North Korea and the United States and expressed hope for "practical actions", but made no mention of denuclearisation.

That meeting concluded with North Korean state media calling the U.S. approach "cancerous" and "gangster-like".

Jong Un said, "I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-US relations will bring our next meeting forward".

An estimated 30,000 USA soldiers died in the 1950-53 Korean war. Great progress being made!' Roughly 5,300 U.S. troops presumed to have been killed in the Korean war are unaccounted for.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said later that the North Koreans called at about midday Thursday to ask for a postponement until Sunday.

He said he saw a big difference in North Korea's attitudes to talks.

Citing an unidentified South Korean official, Yonhap reported that the North Koreans wanted to speak with an American general, possibly as early as Sunday.

Last month, Trump told a Republican convention in Las Vegas that North Korea had "already sent back, or are in the process of sending back" the remains of 200 United States or allied service members following his summit with Kim.

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