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North Korea's Kim Jong-un with US President Donald Trump at the June summit in Singapore. "We hope that we will have an ongoing process of making progress".

Singapore, an affluent financial hub, was seen as a good choice for the summit due to its warm ties with both the U.S. and North Korea, and reputation for strict order.

Mattis, at the start of a week-long trip that includes stops in China, South Korea and Japan, said Trump's guidance on suspending military drills applied not just to the major Freedom Guardian exercise in August but also to two smaller Korean Marine Exchange Program training exercises.

The Pentagon says Pyongyang has indicated several times that they have as many as 200 sets of remains that could be those of USA soldiers who died in the war.

Mattis will also push for more regional security cooperation from China by pointing out that the suspension of US military exercises with South Korea satisfies a major Chinese strategic objective, which is the real reason China has insisted so strongly on its "freeze-for-freeze" plan that made suspension of American exercises a precondition for nuclear talks with North Korea.

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Separately, North Korea announced that it would soon return some 200 sets of remains to the United States, believed to be that of American servicemen who died during the Korean War.

In a statement, a U.D. official said the timeline will clarify what the implementation of the summit agreement should look like.

"We'll know pretty soon if they're going to operate in good faith or not", the official, who requested anonymity, told Reuters.

North Korea has also tried to withhold its participation in family reunions until certain political conditions are met, such as halting activists in the South from sending outside information into the North.

Washington is expected to soon test North Korea's denuclearization commitment by presenting a rapid timeline and "specific asks" of Pyongyang, according to an unnamed senior us defense official.

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On Monday, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White walked those comments back in a pair of tweets.

More virulent forms of anti-US propaganda have been disappearing from the streets of Pyongyang, while images of missile launches and military formations on a prominent site outside the city train station have been replaced with visuals of industry and agriculture. He also reaffirmed his pledge to give up nuclear arms, and the USA on Friday said it would halt some joint military drills on the peninsula over the next three months in support of diplomacy.

South Korean Min Ho-Sik, center, 84, hugs his North Korean relative Min Eun-Sik, right, 81, during a reunion meeting of family members separated after the Korean War at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast, October 20, 2015.

The clampdown was disruptive for many residents in the usually placid city-state of 5.6 million - although some observers said hosting the summit amounted to a PR coup that would ultimately benefit Singapore.

"We are optimistic that it will begin", he added, because Kim agreed to it.

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