White House said that the US Air Force transport plane with remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War is heading to a US air base in South Korea.
Trump also tweeted the remains will soon be heading to the United States. "After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un."
The Remains of American Servicemen will soon be leaving North Korea and heading to the United States! After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2018
Earlier, local media reported that the plane left Osan Air Base in the northwestern city of Pyeongtaek early on Friday and was expected to land in North Korea’s Wonsan soon.
The repatriation marks the 65th anniversary of the US-Korean armistice which ended the Korean War, although the two parties never signed a final peace accord.
US President Donald Trump negotiated the repatriation of soldiers’ remains last month at the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.