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US Weighs Withdrawing B-52 Bombers From Joint Military Drills As Koreas Suspend Talks

  • US Weighs Withdrawing B-52 Bombers From Joint Military Drills As Koreas Suspend Talks
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Update II: North Korea’s decision to suspend talks with the South after abruptly cancelling an inter-Korean summit set for Wednesday has apparently rattled the US.

    In what appears to be a concession to North Korea – or at least, a hypothetical one – Yonhap reported Tuesday night that the US is considering withholding its B-52 bombers from joint exercises with South Korea taking place this week.

    In a return to its pre-detente rhetoric, North Korea said Tuesday that it felt threatened by the exercises, and threatened to retaliate.
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    Update: The State Department says it had not received any information from North Korea concerning a threat to cancel the historic US-North Korea summit set for June 12. The State Department said it’s still operating under the assumption that the Singapore summit is still happening.

    North Korea has abruptly canceled talks with South Korea that had been set for Wednesday – and is threatening to walk away from talks with the US – over joint US-South Korea military drills, according to South Korean newswire Yonhap

    Repeating a familiar line, North Korea’s Central News Agency said the “Max Thunder” drills involving South Korea and the US air force were a “rehearsal for an invasion” of the North and an unnecessary “provocation” amid warming inter-Korean ties.

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May 16, 2018 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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