UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States will stop conducting “war games” with South Korea following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump, on June 12, said that the U.S. and South Korea will halt annual joint military exercises, which Pyongyang has frequently criticized as a rehearsal for war.
Trump added, “Under the circumstances that we’re negotiating a very comprehensive complete deal, I think it’s inappropriate to have war games.”
The U.S. military, which maintains around 30,000 troops in South Korea, said that it had not received “updated guidance” on ending war games with South Korea.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s presidential office said that it needs to figure out the “precise meaning” of Trump’s announcement.