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North Korea suspends talks with South scheduled for today

REUTERS
Published : May 16, 2018, 8:10 am IST
Updated : May 16, 2018, 11:31 am IST

The meeting was due to focus on plans to implement declaration that emerged from an April 27 inter-Korea summit.

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called joint US-South Korean military exercises a
 North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called joint US-South Korean military exercises a "provocation" and said Pyongyang had no choice but to suspend the talks. (Photo: AP)

Washington: North Korea said on Wednesday it had no choice but to suspend high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for later in the day due to US-South Korean military exercises that went against the trend of warming North-South ties.

The meeting was due to focus on plans to implement a declaration that emerged from an April 27 inter-Korea summit, including promises to formally end the Korean War and pursue "complete denuclearisation," the South's unification ministry, which handles ties with the North, said on Tuesday.

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called joint US-South Korean military exercises a "provocation" and said Pyongyang had no choice but to suspend the talks.

Tags: kim jong un, moon jae-in, korean war, inter-korea summit, complete denuclearisation
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