Several days previously, Pyongyang had slated the U.S. for seeking unilateral and forced denuclearization from North Korea.
Caskets that the US shipped to the border last month haven't been filled, despite Kim Jong Un's pledge during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump to immediately repatriate identified remains.
During Pompeo's recent trip, meant to negotiate the details of the nuclear agreement signed during the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, North Korea called denuclearization demands by the US "gangster-like".
The news agency noted that the request followed North Koreans not showing up to the meeting with USA representatives.
When President Donald Trump announced the United States would halt joint military drills with South Korea, he backed his controversial move by citing the "tremendous" costs of such exercises.
South Korean media also reported that the North Koreans didn't show up, citing government officials.
According to estimates from the Pentagon, 7,700 USA troops are still unaccounted for from the Korean War. Trump tweeted the signed letter, saying it was a "very nice note" and that "great progress was being made".
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Trump told a crowd of supporters a week later that the remains of 200 Americans "have been sent back".
The US military has since announced that 100 wooden coffins have been moved to the inter-Korean border in preparation.
However, while the North's attitude may further impede the denuclearization talks, the regime is unlikely to boycott them. "It is likely that military generals from the US and North Korea will take part in the meeting".
"I firmly believe that the strong will, honest efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the US will surely come to fruition", Kim said in the letter.
The US also accused North Korea of violating a United Nations sanctions cap on refined oil products.
Byrd, a forensic anthropologist, was part of a 15-strong DPAA team in North Korea 20 years ago.
But he also acknowledged that a lot of work remained to be done, including on the issue of setting a timeline for denuclearization.
However, recovery efforts were suspended when the relationship between both countries worsened, as the North began the advancement of its nuclear programme.