North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the US, reports say

North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States and its leader may rethink a ban on missile tests, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior official as saying. After the failure of last month’s summit of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North’s top nuclear envoy said its leadership was considering dropping denuclearization talks, Russia’s TASS news agency said. “We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands


North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States and its leader may rethink a ban on missile tests, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior official as saying. After the failure of last month’s summit of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North’s top nuclear envoy said its leadership was considering dropping denuclearization talks, Russia’s TASS news agency said. “We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands
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North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the US, reports say

North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States and its leader may rethink a ban on missile tests, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior official as saying.

After the failure of last month’s summit of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North’s top nuclear envoy said its leadership was considering dropping denuclearization talks, Russia’s TASS news agency said.

“We have no intention to yield to the U.S. demands (at the Hanoi summit) in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind,” the agency quoted North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui as saying.

Kim is set to make an official announcement soon on his position regarding talks with the United States and the North’s further actions, it added, citing Choe, who was addressing a news conference in the North Korean capital.

Choe also said Washington threw away a golden opportunity at the summit and warned that Kim might rethink a moratorium on missile launches, the Associated Press news agency added.

The comments run counter to optimism displayed by a U.S. negotiator this week, despite the collapse of last month’s talks in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.


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Trump says he is in ‘no rush’ to complete US-China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides during months of negotiations. “I think President Xi saw that I’m somebody that believes in walking when the deal is not done, and you know there’s always a chance it could happen and he probably wouldn’t want that,” Trump said. China has not made any public comment confirming Xi i


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides during months of negotiations. “I think President Xi saw that I’m somebody that believes in walking when the deal is not done, and you know there’s always a chance it could happen and he probably wouldn’t want that,” Trump said. China has not made any public comment confirming Xi i
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Trump says he is in 'no rush' to complete US-China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides during months of negotiations.

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had been expected to hold a summit at the president’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida later this month, but no date has been set for a meeting and no in-person talks between their trade teams have been held in more than two weeks.

The president, speaking to reporters at the White House, said he thought there was a good chance a deal would be made, in part because China wanted one after suffering from U.S. tariffs on its goods.

But he acknowledged Xi may be wary of coming to a summit without an agreement in hand after seeing Trump end a separate summit in Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without a peace deal.

“I think President Xi saw that I’m somebody that believes in walking when the deal is not done, and you know there’s always a chance it could happen and he probably wouldn’t want that,” Trump said.

China has not made any public comment confirming Xi is considering going to meet Trump in Florida or elsewhere.

The president, who likes to emphasize his own deal-making abilities, said an agreement to end a months-long trade war could be finished ahead of a presidential meeting or completed in-person with his counterpart.

“We could do it either way. We could have the deal completed and come and sign, or we could get the deal almost completed and negotiate some of the final points. I would prefer that,” he said.


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South Korea’s Moon replaces unification minister to improve ties with Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.” Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing. The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further


South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.” Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing. The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further
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South Korea's Moon replaces unification minister to improve ties with Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.”

Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing.

“He’s the right man who can actively embody the president’s vision for a new Korean peninsula, a new peace and cooperation community, by carrying out the Unification Ministry’s main policy tasks without a hitch and implementing inter-Korean agreements in a speedy manner,” Moon’s spokesman told a news briefing.

The change was part of Moon’s largest cabinet reshuffle since taking office in 2017, with new ministers for the interior, land and transportation, culture and sport, oceans and fisheries, science and technology, and small and medium enterprises.

The shake-up allows incumbent aides to run in parliamentary elections next year, analysts said, and turns a page for an administration facing a sluggish economy and sagging popularity.

The removal of Cho, who has yet to say if he will enter politics, comes a week after the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to narrow their differences on dismantling the North’s nuclear programme and U.S. willingness to ease sanctions.

The failed summit was a blow for Moon, who had hoped U.S. sanctions relief would boost South-North projects including a factory park, tourism zone and railway network.

Ahead of the Hanoi summit, a rift opened within Moon’s administration over how to advance Korean ties without undercutting international sanctions and the alliance with the United States.

Some top aides, including national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, had pushed for the economic projects to go ahead. Cho and other aides favoured sticking to Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign to force the North’s denuclearisation.

Cho’s advocacy of strict sanctions enforcement surprised — and drew complaints from — many officials.

The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further improve ties with the North, officials said.

It could also signal deeper divisions within Moon’s government, some analysts said, and fuel U.S. concerns that the South may be moving too quickly with the North.

Kim, 55, is a North Korea studies professor and adviser to a previous administration in which Moon also served.

More recently, he advised Moon’s office on Korean summits before moving to head the think tank affiliated with the Unification Ministry.

Kim was a vocal critic of the 2016 decision to close the Kaesong factory after Seoul’s then-conservative government said the North had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms to bankroll its weapons programmes.

A private panel appointed by the Unification Ministry under Moon said there was no evidence to back up that charge, and Kim has since called for the factory to reopen.

The factory, alongside a railway and tourism project, are important parts of Moon’s initiative to build a pan-peninsula economic community which he has said will also benefit South Korea’s economy.


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Beijing is worried that Trump may walk away from the table, like he did with North Korea

“The Chinese saw him walk away from North Korea and they’re concerned he will walk away from the China deal,” the official said. “You don’t want to send Xi to Mar-a-Lago and have Trump walk away. The official said a face-to-face meeting between China’s Xi Jinping and Trump is still a ways off, given that the two to three weeks of summit preparation work has not started yet. To ensure such a summit would not follow the same fallout as the nuclear talks in Hanoi, the official said Beijing and Wash


“The Chinese saw him walk away from North Korea and they’re concerned he will walk away from the China deal,” the official said. “You don’t want to send Xi to Mar-a-Lago and have Trump walk away. The official said a face-to-face meeting between China’s Xi Jinping and Trump is still a ways off, given that the two to three weeks of summit preparation work has not started yet. To ensure such a summit would not follow the same fallout as the nuclear talks in Hanoi, the official said Beijing and Wash
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Beijing is worried that Trump may walk away from the table, like he did with North Korea

“The Chinese saw him walk away from North Korea and they’re concerned he will walk away from the China deal,” the official said. “You don’t want to send Xi to Mar-a-Lago and have Trump walk away. That would be a diplomatic catastrophe.”

The official said a face-to-face meeting between China’s Xi Jinping and Trump is still a ways off, given that the two to three weeks of summit preparation work has not started yet. To ensure such a summit would not follow the same fallout as the nuclear talks in Hanoi, the official said Beijing and Washington are going through “line-by-line negotiations.”

“What they don’t want is to send their guy here and POTUS says ‘nope I’m out of here, see you on the 9th hole,'” the official said.

Earlier Friday, there were reports that a meeting between the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago was cancelled. The White House said that nothing has officially been scheduled or cancelled.


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North Korea documentary focuses on Kim-Trump relationship — not summit breakdown

At one point, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, whom Pyongyang’s state media previously slammed for making “reckless remarks” by comparing the country with Libya, was seen stone-faced during the summit, while Trump and other U.S. participants were all smiles. Senior North Korean officials have accused the U.S. side of making “unreasonable demands” and warned Kim might “lose his willingness to pursue a deal.” But the documentary’s brushing over the collapse and focus on the rapport b


At one point, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, whom Pyongyang’s state media previously slammed for making “reckless remarks” by comparing the country with Libya, was seen stone-faced during the summit, while Trump and other U.S. participants were all smiles. Senior North Korean officials have accused the U.S. side of making “unreasonable demands” and warned Kim might “lose his willingness to pursue a deal.” But the documentary’s brushing over the collapse and focus on the rapport b
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North Korea documentary focuses on Kim-Trump relationship — not summit breakdown

Sometimes you have to walk away, Trump says after Hanoi summit 3:02 AM ET Thu, 28 Feb 2019 | 04:13

The film showed the two leaders smiling and shaking hands even after they ended the summit without a deal and saying they had agreed to “sit face-to-face more often” and would continue “constructive dialogue.”

At one point, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, whom Pyongyang’s state media previously slammed for making “reckless remarks” by comparing the country with Libya, was seen stone-faced during the summit, while Trump and other U.S. participants were all smiles.

The two countries “can overcome twists and turns and ordeals and go forward if both sides make fair proposals based on principles that are mutually accepted and respected, and engage in negotiations with the right attitude and willingness to resolve problems,” a presenter said.

Senior North Korean officials have accused the U.S. side of making “unreasonable demands” and warned Kim might “lose his willingness to pursue a deal.”

But the documentary’s brushing over the collapse and focus on the rapport between the two leaders signaled Pyongyang was not about to walk away from negotiations, experts say.

Trump has said that North Korea wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, while the North Korean officials said they had only demanded a partial easing in exchange for dismantling its main nuclear site at Yongbyon.

“The summit was an important change to bring the two countries’ relations to a new height based on the mutual respect and trust shared by the two leaders,” the presenter said.


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North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

The U.S. and North Korea accused each other of causing the summit breakdown, but both sides left the door open for future negotiations. It said satellite imagery taken Saturday, two days after the failed summit, showed North Korea “is pursuing a rapid rebuilding” of the rocket site. North Korea has said its satellite launches are part of its peaceful space development program. In early 2018, North Korea abruptly expressed its intention to deal away its weapons arsenal in return for political and


The U.S. and North Korea accused each other of causing the summit breakdown, but both sides left the door open for future negotiations. It said satellite imagery taken Saturday, two days after the failed summit, showed North Korea “is pursuing a rapid rebuilding” of the rocket site. North Korea has said its satellite launches are part of its peaceful space development program. In early 2018, North Korea abruptly expressed its intention to deal away its weapons arsenal in return for political and
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North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

An article from 38 North, a website specializing in North Korea studies, cited commercial satellite imagery as indicating that efforts to rebuild some structures at the site started sometime between Feb. 16 and March 2.

Dismantling parts of its long-range rocket launch facility was among several steps the North took last year when it entered nuclear talks with the United States and South Korea. North Korea has carried out satellite launches at the site in recent years, resulting in U.N. sanctions over expert claims that they were disguised tests of banned missile technology.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the report might affect nuclear diplomacy. The Trump-Kim summit fell apart because of differences over how much sanction relief North Korea could win in return for closing its aging main nuclear complex. The U.S. and North Korea accused each other of causing the summit breakdown, but both sides left the door open for future negotiations.

One of the South Korean lawmakers who attended the briefing said Wednesday that NIS director Suh Hoon said the structures being restored at the launch site include roofs and building doors.

The lawmaker requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information.

He quoted Suh as saying that the move could be preparation to restart long-range rocket launches if nuclear diplomacy completely collapses, or could be an attempt to add structures that could be dramatically blown up in a show of denuclearization commitment when U.S. inspectors visit if negotiations with Washington go well.

The NIS said it couldn’t confirm the report on Suh’s briefing.

The 38 North report published Tuesday said the rail-mounted processing building, which is where space launch vehicles are worked on before they’re moved to the launch pad, is being reassembled. It said two support cranes can be seen at the building, and walls have been erected and a new roof added.

At the engine test stand, the website said it appears that the engine support structure is being reassembled. It said new roofs have been installed on the fuel and oxidizer buildings.

The report was written by Jack Liu and Jenny Town.

Beyond Parallel, a website run by the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, issued a similar assessment of the Tongchang-ri site. It said satellite imagery taken Saturday, two days after the failed summit, showed North Korea “is pursuing a rapid rebuilding” of the rocket site.

After repeated failures, North Korea successfully put a satellite into orbit for the first time in 2012 in a launch from the site, which is also known as the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. North Korea had another successful satellite launch in 2016.

North Korea has said its satellite launches are part of its peaceful space development program. None of the country’s high-profile missile tests, including three ICBM launches in 2017, was conducted at the site.

But many outside experts say ballistic missiles and rockets used in satellite launches share similar bodies, engines and other technology. They say each of the North’s satellite launches was believed to have improved its missile technology.

After carrying out the third of its three ICBM launches in late 2017, North Korea claimed to be able to attack the mainland United States with nuclear-armed missiles. Foreign missile experts say the North still needs to master a few remaining technologies, such as perfecting a re-entry vehicle, to have functioning ICBMs.

In early 2018, North Korea abruptly expressed its intention to deal away its weapons arsenal in return for political and economic benefits. The North has since suspended nuclear and missile tests and dismantled its underground nuclear testing site.

Its dismantling of parts of the Tongchang-ri facility occurred at the beginning of U.S.-North Korea negotiations last year. Both the launch pad and engine test stand were in about the same condition since last August, according to the 38 North report.

After a September summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, Kim agreed to “permanently shut down” the Tongchang-ri engine test ground and rocket launch pad with the participation of foreign experts.

A statement issued by Kim and Moon categorized the steps as parts of a broader goal to make the Korean Peninsula free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat. This could suggest that North Korea acknowledged that the Tongchang-ri site is a nuclear-related facility.


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UAE climate minister outlines top threats as Abu Dhabi hosts the Middle East’s first Ocean Summit

Abu Dhabi is hosting the sixth annual World Ocean Summit this week, drawing attention to the efforts the small Gulf emirate is making to combat climate change and the growing threat it poses to the region. It’s the first time the event, part of the Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, is being hosted in the Middle East, a region known more for its fossil fuel industry than its environmental advocacy. Thani Al Zeyoudi, the United Arab Emirates’ minister of climate change and environment, wan


Abu Dhabi is hosting the sixth annual World Ocean Summit this week, drawing attention to the efforts the small Gulf emirate is making to combat climate change and the growing threat it poses to the region. It’s the first time the event, part of the Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, is being hosted in the Middle East, a region known more for its fossil fuel industry than its environmental advocacy. Thani Al Zeyoudi, the United Arab Emirates’ minister of climate change and environment, wan
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UAE climate minister outlines top threats as Abu Dhabi hosts the Middle East's first Ocean Summit

Abu Dhabi is hosting the sixth annual World Ocean Summit this week, drawing attention to the efforts the small Gulf emirate is making to combat climate change and the growing threat it poses to the region.

It’s the first time the event, part of the Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, is being hosted in the Middle East, a region known more for its fossil fuel industry than its environmental advocacy.

Thani Al Zeyoudi, the United Arab Emirates’ minister of climate change and environment, wants to change that image. He’s lauded the event as proof that his country, and the wider Gulf region, can play a leading role in combating threats to the world’s seas.

“We’re sending a message to the region and the world that the ocean has been and will continue always to be an integral part of our economy and our society,” he told CNBC’s Dan Murphy Tuesday, emphasizing the event’s theme of “building bridges.”

“Governments cannot do it alone, NGOs (non-governmental organization) cannot do it alone. We have to work together and we have to bring the private sector on board with us.”


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How to play Apple and two other tech names on progress in US-China trade talks

Progress in U.S.-China trade talks is moving in fits and starts. Tech stocks caught in the trade crosshairs, such as Apple, could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit, said Sarah Potter, author of “How You Can Trade Like a Pro.” Potter is betting Apple will stay above the $170 strike price by the cost of the options contract by March 29 expiration. Finally, Broadcom could also get a big boost if trade issues get resolved, says Potter, though it carries higher risk than the others. In


Progress in U.S.-China trade talks is moving in fits and starts. Tech stocks caught in the trade crosshairs, such as Apple, could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit, said Sarah Potter, author of “How You Can Trade Like a Pro.” Potter is betting Apple will stay above the $170 strike price by the cost of the options contract by March 29 expiration. Finally, Broadcom could also get a big boost if trade issues get resolved, says Potter, though it carries higher risk than the others. In
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How to play Apple and two other tech names on progress in US-China trade talks

Progress in U.S.-China trade talks is moving in fits and starts.

After months of negotiation, the U.S. is reportedly close to entering a trade agreement with China, a deal that could be sealed at a summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the month.

Tech stocks caught in the trade crosshairs, such as Apple, could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit, said Sarah Potter, author of “How You Can Trade Like a Pro.”

“Apple has just been sitting here and waiting for an opportunity to get even higher than where it has been lately,” Potter said on CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Tuesday. “As an options trader, I think this is a really great opportunity to start looking for trades in a stock like this, as we are seeing it move sideways.”

“I look at buying something like a $170 call, probably taking that out to the end of March, so a fairly quick move,” said Potter. “I’m taking that risk off the table in terms of how much I’m paying, so I might be buying a call, looking to purchase at around $4, as opposed to just picking up the stock and looking for that quick pop to the upside.”

Potter is betting Apple will stay above the $170 strike price by the cost of the options contract by March 29 expiration. Apple would have to fall 3 percent to move below $170.

“Intel as well is poised again to move higher,” added Potter. “It’s a much cheaper stock. It has had some larger moves up and down and because of that volatility, that looks pretty exciting to me, too. Again, I would just be looking to keep it straight and keep it quick so buying a call, holding the trade for about three weeks, looking for that to pop up and move higher.”

Potter is targeting a move back up to previous highs at $58 and would exit the position if it dropped below $53.

Finally, Broadcom could also get a big boost if trade issues get resolved, says Potter, though it carries higher risk than the others.

“This one may be a little bit riskier because it already has had some large moves,” said Potter. “Be just a little more cautious in making sure that you’re not buying the top. But certainly I would be remiss not to talk about a stock like this, especially when we’re linking it to tariffs, because it is so directly related.”

Intel has outperformed the market so far this year with a 13 percent gain, while Broadcom and Apple have lagged.


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US Secretary of State is ‘hopeful’ for more talks with North Korea after Hanoi summit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was hopeful the United States would send a delegation to North Korea in the coming weeks, after talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with no agreement. “I am hopeful, although I have no commitment yet, that we will be back at it, that I’ll have a team in Pyongyang in the next couple weeks,” Pompeo told the Iowa Farm Bureau. The two sides gave different reasons for the abrupt end in last week’s talks a


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was hopeful the United States would send a delegation to North Korea in the coming weeks, after talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with no agreement. “I am hopeful, although I have no commitment yet, that we will be back at it, that I’ll have a team in Pyongyang in the next couple weeks,” Pompeo told the Iowa Farm Bureau. The two sides gave different reasons for the abrupt end in last week’s talks a
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US Secretary of State is 'hopeful' for more talks with North Korea after Hanoi summit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was hopeful the United States would send a delegation to North Korea in the coming weeks, after talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with no agreement.

The leaders’ second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi collapsed last week without any agreement or immediate plan for a third meeting between them, or their delegations.

“I am hopeful, although I have no commitment yet, that we will be back at it, that I’ll have a team in Pyongyang in the next couple weeks,” Pompeo told the Iowa Farm Bureau.

“I’m continuing to work to find those places where there’s a shared interest.”

The two sides gave different reasons for the abrupt end in last week’s talks about denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump told reporters on Thursday that North Korea wanted all of the sanctions lifted in their entirety.

But North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho disputed that claim during a midnight news conference, saying North Korea had asked only for a partial lifting of the sanctions in exchange for dismantling its main nuclear site at Yongbyon.

“We’ve been engaged in the fundamental proposition of trying to convince Chairman Kim, who is 35 years old, that the historic strategy which said that, absent nuclear weapons, North Korea will fall, that the government will fall, that it was their only way of achieving security for their country. And they trust that. They’re confident that that will protect them,” Pompeo said on Monday.


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South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. The drills’ cancellation is an olive branch to North Korea, which has viewed them as an invasion rehearsal. The Pentagon said in a release that the U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs decided to conclude the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle series of exercises. Jeong expressed hi


South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. The drills’ cancellation is an olive branch to North Korea, which has viewed them as an invasion rehearsal. The Pentagon said in a release that the U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs decided to conclude the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle series of exercises. Jeong expressed hi
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US, South Korea end spring military drills to back diplomacy

South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in what they call an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

The decision announced by both countries Sunday came after President Donald Trump complained about the cost of joint drills even as his high-stakes second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed last week.

The drills’ cancellation is an olive branch to North Korea, which has viewed them as an invasion rehearsal. But some experts say it will likely weaken the allies’ military readiness amid worries that tensions erupt again in the wake of the failed nuclear summit in Vietnam.

The Pentagon said in a release that the U.S. and South Korean defense chiefs decided to conclude the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle series of exercises. It said the allies agreed to maintain firm military readiness through newly designed command post exercises and revised field training programs.

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo “made clear that the alliance decision to adapt our training program reflected our desire to reduce tension and support our diplomatic efforts to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a final, fully verified manner,” the statement said.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry released a similar statement.

Jeong expressed his regrets at the lack of agreement at the Trump-Kim summit but still hopes that Washington and Pyongyang will continue negotiations, the South Korean statement said.

The new training, dubbed “Dong Maeng,” which means “alliance” in English, starts Monday and runs through March 12. It will focus on “strategic operational and tactical aspects of general military operations on the Korean Peninsula,” South Korea’s military and the U.S.-South Korean combined forces command said in a joint statement.


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