dearJulius.com Write For Us

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South

SHARE:

A US F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet takes off from an air base in Gwangju, 329 kilometers south of Seoul on May 11, 2018, as South Korea and the United States began the Max Thunder joint combat exercise that will run for two weeks starting the same day. Photo courtesy of EPA-EFE/YONHAP

By Yonhap News Agency, UPI

 North Korea said Wednesday it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea and threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States over the allies' ongoing military exercises.

The North's Korean Central News Agency said the Max Thunder drills between the South Korean and U.S. air forces are a rehearsal for invasion of the North and a provocation amid warming inter-Korean ties.

It also called into question whether next month's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump can go ahead as planned.

"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 development on the Korean Peninsula," the KCNA report said. "We have no choice but to suspend the North-South high-level talks planned for the 16th amid this menacing situation where an indiscriminate ruckus to invade the North and a confrontational mayhem are occurring in the South."

To the U.S., it said: "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."

The two-week exercise kicked off Friday, involving some 100 warplanes, including eight F-22 radar-evading fighters and an unspecified number of B-52 bombers and F-15K jets.

The high-level talks were meant to take place Wednesday on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss follow-up measures to the two Korean leaders' summit last month.

The summit agreement, billed the Panmunjom Declaration, called for formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War within the year and pursuing "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.

The two leaders -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim -- also agreed to halt all hostile acts against each other, open a joint liaison office in the North's border city of Kaesong and push various economic cooperation projects.

The North Korean state news agency accused Seoul and Washington of carrying out large-scale air drills against Pyongyang before the "ink on the declaration had a chance to dry."

South Korea and the U.S. will be making a serious mistake if they believe they can get away with their "war rehearsals" in light of the North's recent efforts to improve relations with the South and hold talks with the U.S., it warned.

"There is a limit to the amount of good will and opportunity (we) can give," the report said. "We will be keenly watching the future behavior of the U.S. and South Korean authorities."

Seoul's unification ministry said it was informed of the meeting's "indefinite postponement" at 12:30 a.m., in a notice sent by Ri Son-kwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, a North Korean agency in charge of inter-Korean exchange.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Afghanistan,4,Africa,1,Australia,2,Bangladesh,4,Belgium,1,Brazil,3,Britain,1,Canada,7,Caribbean,1,China,3,Colombia,1,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,1,Ecuador,1,England,1,Finland,1,France,9,Germany,7,Greece,1,India,123,Iran,13,Iraq,5,Ireland,1,Israel,18,Israeli,2,Italy,7,Japan,15,Korea,1,Lebanon,2,Libya,1,LONDON,2,Malaysia,5,Mexico,8,Myanmar,2,Netherlands,1,NEW YORK,1,Nicaragua,1,Nigeria,1,North America,1,North Korea,55,Pakistan,5,Palestine,1,Paris,2,PHILIPPINES,1,Poland,2,Russia,8,Saudi,1,Saudi Arabia,6,Singapore,6,Somalia,1,South Korea,19,Spain,4,Sri Lanka,1,Sudan,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,7,Taiwan,1,Thailand,5,Turkey,3,U.K.,6,U.S,43,U.S.,27,Ukraine,1,Venezuela,2,WASHINGTON,14,World,1256,Zimbabwe,1,
ltr
item
World - U.S. Daily News: North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South
North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZuG23qKAFoQ/WvwPAgVgEdI/AAAAAAAAn20/s80oSgu-aMM0CiQZD-5f3DrvjXrs688rgCEwYBhgL/s1600/3.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZuG23qKAFoQ/WvwPAgVgEdI/AAAAAAAAn20/s80oSgu-aMM0CiQZD-5f3DrvjXrs688rgCEwYBhgL/s72-c/3.jpg
World - U.S. Daily News
https://world.dailynews.us.com/2018/05/north-korea-threatens-to-pull-out-of-us.html
https://world.dailynews.us.com/
https://world.dailynews.us.com/
https://world.dailynews.us.com/2018/05/north-korea-threatens-to-pull-out-of-us.html
true
3646882667462746973
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy