The extent of US-South Korea military drills has not changed amid preparations for the summit between US president Donald trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, Department of Defense spokeswoman Dana White said in a press briefing on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
"The scope of our exercises has not changed, White told reporters. "I won’t be able to speak to specific details, but our exercises are annual, they’ve been long standing, they’re defensive in nature and they will continue. These are alliance decisions."
Earlier in May, North Korea unilaterally decided to suspend high-level inter-Korean talks over the drills conducted jointly by Washington and Seoul.
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