Trump Calls War Games 'Provocative', Vows Suspension; US Allies React

Trump Calls War Games 'Provocative', Vows Suspension; US Allies React

Trump Calls War Games 'Provocative', Vows Suspension; US Allies React

The reporter asked at a press conference in Canberra: 'Are you anxious about the pull-out of American troops from North Korea and possibly Japan as well?' "[US] President [Donald] Trump's statement that there is no need for new American-South Korean drills at the specified stage will help further gain the right pace".

The president says the country's "biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will personally brief South Korean President Moon Jae In on the outcome of the historic US-North Korea summit, an official from Mr Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said on Wednesday (June 13). Trump's claim is dubious considering Pyongyang's significant weapons arsenal.

President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will stop military exercises with South Korea startled Tokyo and Seoul, unsettled United States lawmakers, and took at least some parts of the Pentagon by surprise. "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should", he said.

The brief mention did not include a timeline for the easing of sanctions, but Trump said earlier this month that he would no longer be using the term "maximum pressure" amid improving ties.

On his preparation for the summit, Trump was equally confusing saying in one breath he's very well prepared for it - but in the next declaring "I don't think I have to prepare very much". North Korea did not even visibly insist on this issue in preparatory talks, though it has long demanded the withdrawal of the USFK in principle. I want to bring our soldiers back home", he said, "but that's not part of the equation right now. His description of the drills as "provocative", gave the impression that he was distancing himself from the USA and South Korea's stance that they are "defensive in nature".

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"Peace and verifiable denuclearisation must remain the clear and shared goal". So I think there are more surprising coming along the way and in my view President Trump probably views the troops card, using the USA forces in South Korea as a card, not only against North Korea, but also South Korea as a very good move.

"North Korea could develop economically through better relations with the US, so I hope the summit in Singapore will be a stepping stone for that development".

Critics of Tuesday's bilateral meeting in Singapore and the joint statement that followed cite the fact that North Korea has flouted past joint declarations, and that the word of the dictatorial leader can not be trusted.

President Trump (3rd R) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) as they sit down with their respective delegations for the U.S.

The U.S. would also stop joint military exercises in South Korea.

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