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Seoul hints at possible suspension of joint military drills with U.S.

2018/06/13 15:45

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SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae hinted at the possibility of suspending joint military drills with the United States to assist ongoing denuclearization negotiations with North Korea on Wednesday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would stop what he called expensive and provocative "war games" with South Korea.

"For now, there still is a need to find out the exact meaning and intention of President Trump's remarks. However, as long as serious discussions are held between North Korea and the United States on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and establishment of peace, we believe we need to consider various ways to further move forward such dialogue," Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, told reporters.

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