North Korea has suspended scheduled talks with the south due to US-South Korean military drills.
Korean state-run news agency, the KCNA said military drills between the South Korean and US Air Force were a rehearsal for an invasion of the North and a provocation amid warming inter-Korean ties.
Pyongyang deems the drills a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom declaration, further stating that the U.S will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of the provocative exercise.
South Korea’s unification ministry, which handles ties with the north, disclosed on Tuesday that today’s botched meeting was due to focus on plans to implement a declaration that emerged from the April 27 inter-Korea summit, which includes promises to formally end the Korean war and pursue a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula
The US state department has in a reaction to the suspension of talks stated that President Trump’s June meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue as planned despite the warning from Pyongyang.