S.Korea-U.S. war games to be decided via consultations between military authorities: S.Korean FM

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SEOUL –South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday that South Korea-U.S. war games are an issue to be decided through consultations between military authorities of the two allies. 


Kang made the remarks during a joint press conference in Seoul after holding a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. 


The top South Korean diplomat said the joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington are a matter between the allies and an issue to be decided between the military authorities after consultations. 


The comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump told a press conference in Singapore Tuesday after holding a historic summit with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un that he would halt the U.S.-South Korea war games as it is inappropriate to have such provocative military drills during a dialogue period. 


Pompeo said at the press conference that Washington, Seoul and Tokyo agreed to continue efforts for complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Enditem 
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