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Seoul, South Korea -- The North Korean regime has suggested it is rethinking whether it should abide by its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests and other steps aimed at improving ties with the U.S. A statement by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday appeared aimed at applying more pressure on the U.S. as the two countries attempt to resume nuclear diplomacy.
The statement said upcoming regular U.S.-South Korean military drills that North Korea views as an invasion rehearsal were forcing it to rethink whether it should remain committed to the promises it made to the U.S.
The North said President Trump had vowed to suspend military drills with South Korea during his first and third meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
PRK FM spokesman issues press statement
A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a statement to media on the 16th as regards the plan of the United States and south Korea to conduct the joint military exercise "Alliance 19-2" against the DPRK in August.
The statement said:
The United States says the projected exercise is a simulation drill to verify if the south Korean army has an ability to take over the right to command wartime operations. But it is as clear as noonday that the exercise is actual manoeuvres and war rehearsal to occupy the DPRK militarily by mounting a surprise attack and promptly sending large-scale reinforcements under the pretext of "containment" and "counterattack" in case of contingency.
Suspension of the joint military exercises is an issue to which President Trump with full command of the US armed forces, committed himself at the Singapore DPRK-US summit talks before very eyes of the world; it is an issue confirmed by the US President again in the face of the DPRK Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State during the Panmunjom DPRK-US summit meeting.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
What do you expect from a country that has nothing to offer the world?
He has nothing else to bargain with.
Koreans are a smart industrious people.
Just look at the south.
Unfortunately the north has been choked by decades of militant dictatorship.
Dear leader is afraid of losing control.
originally posted by: denydenial
The whole North Korea thing is overplayed, I don't see anything occurring other than people paying attention to something that is not going to happen.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: AnakinWayneII
Have to say i don't see North Korea nuking anyone nether.
Aside from possibly themselves by accident or the like.