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U. S. ready to restart large military exercises on Korean peninsula, Mattis says

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The United States will no longer suspend joint military drills with South Korea, hinting that talks between Washington and the North have stalled.
The United States will no longer suspend joint military drills with South Korea, hinting that talks between Washington and the North have stalled.
U. S. Defence Secretary James Mattis suggested Tuesday military exercises on the Korean peninsula were back on after being temporarily halted in show of good-faith following the summit between U. S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in June.
“As you know, we took the step to suspend several of the largest exercises as a good-faith measure coming out of the Singapore summit,” Mattis told reporters. “We have no plans at this time to suspend any more exercises. We will work very closely, as I said, with the secretary of state, what he needs done, we will certainly do to reinforce his effort, but at this time there is no discussion about further suspensions.”
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Mattis’ comments the same day CNN reported that North Korea warned American officials that talks of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula are “again at stake and may fall apart.

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