North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump Summit over US-South Korea Military Drill

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North Korea cancelled high-level discussions with South Korea and threatened to abandon a summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un next month.

Many view the summit between the American and North Korean leaders as an opportunity to finally bring peace in the Korean Peninsula. It is set on June 12 in Singapore.

According to Yonhap news agency, North Korea was upset with the ongoing military exercise between the United States and South Korea. The military drill started on Friday. It involves 100 warplanes including t F-22 radar-evading fighters, B-52 bombers and F-15K jets.

North Korea considers US-South Korea military drill “rehearsal for invasion”

In a statement, the North Korean regime considered the US-South Korea military drill as a “rehearsal for invasion and a provocation amid warming inter-Korean ties.”

“This exercise targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political development on the Korean Peninsula,” according to the North Korean regime via KCNA news agency.