Tokyo pulled the plug on a meeting between Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G7) summit, according to diplomatic sources Monday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s powerful younger sister warned that Pyongyang could scrap the inter-Korean military agreement as she lambasted annual joint military drills between Seoul and Washington.
Korea and the United States will kick off a scaled-down springtime military exercise Monday, which will continue for nine days, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday.
The United States deployed six bomber planes to fly near the Korean Peninsula this week to demonstrate its capacity to defend its allies, according to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
South Korea and the United States will kick off their combined military exercises next week, though the drills are set to be scaled back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday said it will carry out combined military exercises with the United States this summer, despite concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic and deteriorating relations with North Korea.