N. Korea threatens to cancel summit with US - report

Politics 5/15/2018, 8:22 PM
N. Korea threatens to cancel summit with US - report

North Korea threatened to cancel the planned summit with United States over issue of joint military drills between South Korea and the US, Yonhap reported on Tuesday. "The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities," North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) stated.

Pyongyang also canceled high-level talks with South Korea set to be held on Wednesday, according to an earlier report released by Yonhap citing KCNA. Military drills between the US air forces and the South Korean army are a rehearsal for invasion of the North and provocation during the warming inter-Korean ties, KCNA said.

"This exercise targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political development on the Korean Peninsula," the KCNA report said.

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