Trump wants to stop provocative 'war games' with South Korea


Both Trump and Kim arrived on Sunday to Singapore, chosen as the site of the summit for its reputation as a safe and orderly place and the fact that is has diplomatic relations with both North Korea and the US.

"I just think that we are now going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea".

US military forces in Korea have not received any direction to cease joint military drills, a spokesman said on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said war games would be ended amid talks with North Korea. North Korea also insists that the US troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North.

Trump's statements in Singapore also point to what appears to be a growing gap between him and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. "So I think it's probably well for everybody to maintain a healthy skepticism until we see those actions taken".

Former Senator Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, called the historic summit - the first-ever meeting of sitting US and North Korean leaders - just the "beginning of the beginning" of a long process.

Former Defense Secretary under President Barack Obama Leon Panetta says President Trump shouldn't give anything to North Korea until he sees what steps they are prepared to take to denuclearize. "That's the portrayal, their image". "It could take one or two more years to reach a complete resolution after the two leaders [of the USA and North Korea] initiate talks".

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North Korea regularly calls the military exercises provocative preparations for a northward invasion, and numerous scariest standoffs in recent years on the Korean Peninsula have happened when the drills were being staged. Another exercise - Key Resolve - followed with more than 12,000 USA troops and 10,000 South Korean personnel.

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Washington and Seoul conduct two major sets of exercises each year - Foal Eagle and Key Resolve in the spring and Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the fall. The Pentagon describes it as "a computer-simulated defensive exercise".

Ms Bishop's opposition counterpart Penny Wong echoed concerns that North Korea might not follow through on its promise.

Beijing has suggested global sanctions against Pyongyang could be eased, just hours after a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended in a joint statement on "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula.

"In coordination with our [South Korean] partners, we will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense ... and/or Indo-Pacific Command", Col. Jennifer Lovett told Stars and Stripes in an email.

President Moon Jae-in talks on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday.

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