US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

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We have made this decision as an act of good will at a meeting in Bangkok with his south Korean counterpart defense secretary mark asper said the two countries decided to put off the exercises in hopes of creating space for diplomats working to get North Korea back to negotiations over its nuclear weapons program I don't see this as a concession I see this is a good faith effort by the United States and the Republic of Korea to enable Pete's but at an expanded meeting Japan's defense minister taro kono voiced skepticism no one could be optimistic about North Korea in a tweet later president trump hinted another meeting with north Korean leader Kim Jong un could be in the works soon Ben Thomas Washington

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