Military says it's received no guidance about canceling Korean war games


South Korea's presidential office says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in Thursday morning to discuss the meeting, which made history as the first between sitting leaders of the U.S. and North Korea.

It added that North Korea and the United States should take legal, institutional steps to guarantee it. "I want to hear the details by phone [from Trump]".

"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", Trump said.

"In coordination with our ROK [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", the U.S. Forces-Korea statement said.

"The president has raised a whole range of other issues in his press conference but I think it is too early to say that anything like suspension for suspension has occurred". -North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tue., June 12, 2018.

In its first report on the summit, the state-run KCNA news agency said "Kim Jong-un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong-un to visit the US".

"It will lead other dictators to think that however small a country they might run, they only need to focus on quickly building a nuclear weapons arsenal so that they can be an equal to the US", he said.

If anything, shipping saw some small benefit from the moves to isolate North Korea economically.

"We're spending a fortune, every couple of months we're doing war games with South Korea", he added. "In one, NK called the Chinese to tell them Trump agreed military exercises would cease".

"It is up to the US and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises".

Experts say the more preferable outcome for China would be for Trump and Kim to sign a peace treaty that formally ends the Korean War and paves the way for the eventual withdrawal of the 28,500 American troops in South Korea. "It wasn't a big point today because really ... this has been taken care of before we got here".

"Our suspension for suspension process is right and has been realized", a spokesperson for the ministry stated, a BBC correspondent in China reported.

Regarding Trump's surprise announcement that he would put a stop to regular joint ROK-U.S. military drills, Nam said the issue required discussion between the two countries. While the president won general praise for talking to Kim - instead of tweeting at him - even some Republicans were grasping for concrete takeaways and sounding cautious. "We are convinced that the cessation of provocative actions is a necessary step towards decreasing tensions on the peninsula and establishing an atmosphere of trust there".