USA suspends military drills with South Korea in surprise overture to North

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  in New York U.S

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York U.S

"In coordination with our [South Korean] partners, we will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense ... and/or Indo-Pacific Command", Col. Jennifer Lovett told Stars and Stripes in an email.

At the conclusion of the historic summit, Mr. Trump said he'll freeze so-called "war games" with South Korea as negotiations with Mr. Kim continue.

Former Senator Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, called the historic summit - the first-ever meeting of sitting US and North Korean leaders - just the "beginning of the beginning" of a long process.

Trump said he will send his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Seoul after the summit to explain the results and discuss cooperation between South Korea and the U.S.

He said people are excited that a US president met with the leader of North Korea for the first time and Kim committed to denuclearization, but the rogue regime has yet to actually make any concessions.

The US and South Korea are security allies, with about 30,000 American troops based in country to defend it from its northern neighbour, which launched an invasion in 1950.

"There is no single change in the suspension of the South-U.S. joint military exercise compared to the past", Nam said.

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"We're not there yet", he said.

In an opinion piece in Chinese media, Chung In-moon, a special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on foreign affairs and national security, said that Beijing's role in the Korean peninsula peace process "will be larger in the future". In an effort to avoid raising tension, however, South Korea announced in early June that it would continue the annual exercises quietly and stop publicizing them.

"The worldwide community must not take the pressure off without confirmation the regime actually committed and is following through with genuine denuclearisation", Senator Wong said in a statement.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) echoed the belief that "as negotiations now advance, there is only one acceptable final outcome: complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization".

In follow-up talks on the establishment of new relations, the US and North Korea will likely hold discussions on ending hostilities. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way", he said. Picture: AAPDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un shared handshakes and smiles during the historic meeting in Singapore.

Tuesday saw Trump describe Kim as "a very talented man" and say he had "developed a very special bond" with the DPRK leader. Outside analysts believe the North objects to the drills because it must spend precious resources on its own war games and troop movements.

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