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United States and South Korea to resume joint military drills on April 1

United States and South Korea to resume joint military drills on April 1

-South Korea military exercises could complicate efforts to de-escalate tensions with North Korea, which has denounced the drills as preparations for war.

The visit, which was agreed after talks between the countries in the border area of Panmunjom and will include a series of concerts, will last until 3 April, South Korea's unification ministry said. South Korea has notified the North about "the schedule as well as the defensive nature of the annual exercises", the Pentagon said. It mainly focusses on destroying North Korea's long-range guns more rapidly and effectively, should conflict arise, they said. During the gathering, Kim suggested summit talks not only with South Korean President Moon Jae-in but also with U.S. President Donald Trump. Do they risk irking North Korea? Last year, Foal Eagle began on March 1 and continued until the end of April, lasting a total of two months.

While the two nations said the exercises would be similar in scale to those of previous years, the drills, as stipulated in a joint statement, appear to be occurring within a shorter timeframe.

Members from South Korean K-pop group Red Velvet pose during the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong Thomson Reuters SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. If their positions are too divergent, the face-to-face meeting may not be held as scheduled. "The goal of the training is to enhance the (South Korea-US) alliance's ability to defend (South Korea)".

Abe is expected to dive into "deep discussions" on how the USA and Japan can coordinate their actions on North Korea when he meets with Trump in mid-April, said Yoshide Suga, chief cabinet secretary to the Abe administration, at a news conference on Monday.

It quoted a defense source as saying that the plan is part of South Korea's plan for developing an offensive operations scheme under which tactical missiles will be developed.

Kono said at a news conference in Washington on Saturday that he and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha agreed "to work closely to find a solution to the abductee issue".

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