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South Korea Suspends Annual Military Exercises

SEOUL – South Korea announced on Tuesday that it would suspend its military maneuvers scheduled for August in order to facilitate talks on denuclearization between North Korea and the United States.

“The government has decided to temporarily suspend the Ulchi exercise slated for later this year, in accordance with the changing security circumstances,” Interior Minister, Kim Boo-Kyum, said after a cabinet meeting in statements reported by Yonhap news agency.

The Ulchi military drill is a set of maneuvers of the South Korean army as part of the joint Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises carried out by Seoul and Washington.

North Korea views these drills – considered to be defensive by the allies – as a major threat to its security and suspects them to be trials for invading its territory.

Seoul and the US have already announced the temporary suspension of these maneuvers to facilitate the climate of dialogue as a result of the progress made at the June 12 historic summit in Singapore between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

At the Singapore summit, Pyongyang pledged to commit itself to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in exchange for Washington guaranteeing the survival of the North Korean regime.

 

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