Moon, Trump agree to postpone joint military drills during PyeongChang Olympics

14 January, 2018, 12:39 | Author: Wade Massey
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Trump may have credited his own aggressive stance toward the crisis on the Korean Peninsula with getting South Korea and North Korea to restart talks, but the official organ of China's ruling Communist Party said Thursday that the US leader has only made things worse.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang welcomed North and South Korea "taking positive steps to improve ties", and said the postponement of the exercises was "without doubt a good thing". If South Korea can enhance ties with North Korea, why can't the US and other countries?

On Saturday, Trump also praised South Korea for its efforts to open communication with North Korea in an effort to improve relations, including discussion of the participation of North Korean athletes in the Winter Olympics.

"We in this administration understand the seriousness of what it is we are undertaking".

The politician pointed out that it is still unclear whether North Korea has the full nuclear arsenal it claims to have.

The exercises have been a major source of tension because North Korea considers them an invasion rehearsal, although South Korea and the United States have repeatedly said the drills are defensive in nature.

President Trump threatened North Korea with his "much bigger and more powerful" nuclear button following menacing undertones in Kim Jong-un's speech on New Year's Day.

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However, if North Korea did not stop their nuclear program, then the United States should then immediately and aggressively assist South Korea and Japan with a complete and full nuclear arsenal capable of totally annihilating any aggressor.

He told the Associated Press it remained to be seen whether the North Koreans would want to talk about more than the Olympics next week. "They'd be doing no talking or it would be much more serious". The Games are to be held in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.

The abrupt decision by South Korea and the U.S. to delay their joint military exercises - to which North Korea has long objected - until after the Pyeongchang Olympics is also improving the prospects for talks.

The vast majority of defectors from the impoverished North, which suffers chronic food shortages and is subject to UN Security Council sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes, go first to China.

He said: "First of all, we don't even really know that you have missiles and nuclear weapons that you suggest you have".

The agreement came during a phone conversation between President Moon Jae-in and his American counterpart Donald Trump late Thursday night, Korea time.

The Central Intelligence Agency head also rejected a New York Times article on Sunday that reported USA intelligence agencies had been unable to foresee the North's rapid nuclear strides over the past several months.

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