US officials: suspend major military exercises on the Korean Peninsula indefinitely


US officials: suspend major military exercises on the Korean Peninsula indefinitely

Original title: US officials: suspend major military exercises on the Korean Peninsula indefinitely

[World Wide Web Roundup] according to Agence France-Presse 14 reported that U.S. officials said on the same day, an important suspension of the Korean Peninsula major military exercises.

U.S. President Trump said at the press conference of the US and DPRK summit talks on the 12 day that "Korea US joint military exercises will be stopped".

Earlier, Trump and the supreme leader of the North Korea, Kim Jeong-eun, held talks in Singapore, said he would cancel the United States and South Korea joint military exercise, "military exercises are very expensive..." I think it's very provocative... Next is another country.

On the 13 day, after returning to the United States, Trump said again that as long as the US and the DPRK were "sincere" in future negotiations, the United States could "save a lot of money" because of no longer a US - Korea military exercise.

On the 14 day, South Korean President Wen Yin said he might consider suspending military exercises in the US and South Korea to help establish mutual trust with North Korea and ease tensions. In June 14th, according to the China Daily network, the United States government is likely to formally cancel the United States and South Korea joint military exercises scheduled for August after the end of the "golden society". Many officials from the White House, the State Department and the Ministry of Defense said the United States could issue a statement on the 14 fastest day.   

Since the 1953 armistice on the Korean Peninsula, the United States and the ROK held a large-scale joint military exercise each year, including the "key decision" of the spring, the "vulture" exercise and the "free guard of B" in August and September. North Korea regards this kind of military exercise as a threat and intimidation and has been urging the US and South Korea to stop.   

In 2017, a total of more than 20 thousand military personnel were deployed in the US and South Korean military exercises, and both of them sent high-level commanders. In addition, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, New Zealand and Holland have participated in the US ROK military exercises.


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