Thursday, 19 July, 2018

U.S., South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sends birthday wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping Xi urged Kim to call for a halt to US-S. Korean military drills:The Asahi Shimbun
Steven Clarke | 19 June, 2018, 08:12

-North Korean summit was more advantageous to North Korea than the United States.

A vehicle believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jung Un enters the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 19, 2018.

"The South and the North will continue to form unified teams for other global sporting events. while holding joint training to strengthen inter-Korea cooperation and exchanges", said the statement.

The Pentagon said Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian would not take place, while Washington and Pyongyang continue to discuss denuclearisation following Trump's historic meeting with Kim in Singapore last Tuesday.

South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.

The rapprochement on the Korean peninsula was triggered earlier this year when Kim chose to send athletes, cheerleaders and his sister as an envoy to the Pyeongchang Games.

Trump has long fulminated against the USA troop presence in South Korea from a cost perspective, as if the US stood to gain no imperial benefits.

In an effort to reassure allies, Mattis made phone calls to his counterparts in South Korea and Japan last week.

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In addition to speculating that Chinese and Russian support for existing USA -led sanctions against Pyongyang is likely to falter since Mr. Trump tweeted a day after meeting Mr. Kim that "there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea", critics have seized on a lack of specifics in the joint statement.

Trump has voiced his irritation at USA critics' assessment that the brief pact he and Kim signed at their Singapore summit was not specific enough to ensure an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons development. He added that dumping the drills will save the U.S. In response to the controversy surrounding the move, Rice said she did so to provide context to the intelligence reports, and not for political reasons.

Many North Korea security experts do not believe Kim will completely give up his nuclear weapons.

"President Trump agreed to forego joint exercises with the South Koreans, which has been a bulwark of our defense policy for decades, without significant concessions like a concrete timeline for denuclearization", Sen.

The survey found that 50.6 percent of South Koreans and 46.3 percent of Japanese have negative impressions of each other, the lowest in both cases since 2013, compared with 56.1 percent and 48.6 percent, respectively, last year.

South Korea made also made clear that it will continue with its own defense readiness exercises during the suspension of the major military exercises with the U.S.

US and South Korean forces have been training together for years, and routinely rehearse everything from beach landings to an invasion from the North, or even "decapitation" strikes targeting the North Korean regime.

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