Allies test N. Korea's will to denuclearize through suspension of military exercises

Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White pauses while speaking during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington

A former senior official of the South Korean government said the decision is a "huge gain" for Pyongyang, as North Korea has been demanding the suspension of the joint military exercise as a condition of dialogue with the United States.

At his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week in Singapore, Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.

"South Korea and the United States have agreed to suspend all planning activities regarding the Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August", according to a South Korean defense ministry statement.

"Our position is very much that until we get concrete action (toward complete denuclearization), (the U.N.) Security Council sanctions need to be in place and faithfully implemented", Kang Kyung-wha said at a press conference in Seoul.

In announcing his decision, Trump said suspending the "provocative" war games would "save us a tremendous amount of money".

United States and South Korean officials confirmed Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea's leader.

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Chung Mong-gyu, head of the Korea Football Association in Seoul, renewed the offer to North Korea, China and Japan while visiting Moscow for a FIFA general assembly earlier this month, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

"We have President Putin and a common goal: the establishment of peace and the achievement of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula".

Kim said neither country had full-time dragon boat paddlers and thus a joint team would not displace established athletes. The US Department of Defence also made the same announcement.

Since his announcement after the Singapore summit, Trump has implied that U.S.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian is a computer-simulated command post exercise, which the DPRK has denounced as a dress rehearsal for northward invasion.

However South Korean economic engagement with the North, she said, would be confined to research and development efforts only.

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Some say the one-day summit helped extend a temporary detente on the Korean Peninsula, but others say it was light on substance and Trump made too many concessions to North Korea.

Trump's rejection of the military drills also appeared to reflect North Korea's assertion that they are "provocative" - assertions the United States has for decades denied.

Obama did indeed warn Trump about the threat the North's weapons programs posed as he left office, according to a New York Times report in March of previous year.

Kang expects this year to come up with an agreed upon peace declaration, but expects it will take a long time to develop a peace treaty to replace the armistice put in place at the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Pentagon officials have been unable to provide the costs of military exercises in South Korea.

"Now the North and the USA have removed their long hostile relations and made a historic transition toward a new peace system".

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