Wednesday 17 July 2019 - 08:01 GMT
World - Asia and the Pacific
US and South Korea's military exercises next month will affect the proposed talks on the nuclear issue between Pyongyang and Washington, hinting that it may reconsider the North Korean nuclear talks. Freeze nuclear testing.
The United States has been accused of violating the spirit of negotiations between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un by insisting that Washington conduct military exercises. The North Korean Foreign Ministry said Pyongyang's promise to halt nuclear and missile tests was in the hope of improving bilateral relations, not a legal text. She wondered whether she was obliged to fulfill the promise unilaterally, when the other side did not do the same.
About 30,000 US troops are deployed in South Korea, and their annual training with tens of thousands of South Korean soldiers has always angered North Korea, which is seen as a provocative exercise in an invasion. But after the Singapore summit, Trump announced the suspension of military exercises with South Korea, describing them as very provocative.
During the Singapore summit, Trump and Kim adopted a statement that did not include a clear explanation for the total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and agreed to establish new relations between the United States and North Korea.
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortegos expressed the hope of the United States to resume negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear disarmament. She declined to comment directly on North Korea's reaction to the joint military exercises with Seoul. The US negotiator in North Korea, Steven Biggon, will quietly continue to make progress behind the scenes. To revive relations between the two countries, the most difficult crisis between them since the rapprochement between them during the recent period.