North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea, scheduled over Seoul’s joint military exercises with the US. Some 100 warplanes of the US and South Korea began the Max Thunder drills. The talks with South Korea, which were agreed earlier this week, were to take place at Panmunjom, a military compound in the demilitarised zone between the two countries. Pyongyang also threatened to cancel the much-anticipated summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump scheduled on the 12th of next month. A US spokesman there was nothing provocative about the military drills adding that they would continue to prepare for the meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim. The US and South Korea have always insisted that such drills are purely for defense purposes.

  • North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea.
  • The talks with South Korea, which were agreed earlier this week, were to take place at Panmunjom, a military compound in the demilitarised zone between the two countries.
  • The US and South Korea have always insisted that such drills are purely for defense purposes.
  • Pyongyang also threatened to cancel the much-anticipated summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
  • It involves 100 warplanes, including eight F-22 radar-evading fighters and an unspecified number of B-52 bombers and F-15K jets.

The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities.