Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
Nellie Chapman | 12 June, 2018, 17:57

He taunted Mr. Kim as "little rocket man", and warned that the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea. The sanctions will remain in force until full denuclearization, the U.S. president said, noting that he is "looking forward" to it. Multiple NBC reporters in contact with South Korean officials say they had no idea the exercises were part of the negotiations.

The Pentagon has said the exercises are essential to alliance-building and military readiness.

US forces in South Korea said it has "received no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and will continue to coordinate with South Korean partners and maintain the current posture until it receives an updated guidance from the Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command.

There is also an analysis that Pyongyang has intentionally revealed the charter of a Chinese airplane to display a close bilateral relationship in the face of worldwide sanctions led by the U.S. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way", Moon said in a statement.

In a statement signed by both leaders, the countries agreed to the recovery of the remains and the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

"The key question is whether this concession by Mr. Trump was coordinated at all with the (South Korean) Government", Countryman said.

"So I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice", he said. "There has been real concern that he would only look after US interests, not those of our long-standing allies". Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE's decision to suspend joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula a "pretty significant concession" by the U.S.to North Korea.

President Trump said he believes that Kim Jong Un will begin dismantling North Korea's nuclear arsenal "virtually immediately" after the two leaders met in a historic summit in Singapore.