North Korea threat­ens to can­cel sum­mit with Trump over mil­i­tary drills

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SEOUL—North Korea is cast­ing doubt on next month’s sum­mit be­tween leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump over joint Air Force drills tak­ing place in South Korea.

The two-week-long Max Thun­der drills be­tween the South Korean and U.S. Air Forces, an an­nual event that be­gan on Fri­day struck a nerve in North Korea.

“This ex­er­cise tar­get­ing us, which is be­ing car­ried out across South Korea, is a fla­grant chal­lenge to the Pan­munjom Dec­la­ra­tion and an in­ten­tional mil­i­tary provo­ca­tion run­ning counter to the pos­i­tive po­lit­i­cal devel­op­ment on the Korean Penin­sula,” the North’s Korean Cen­tral News Agency said. Just how big the mil­i­tary ex­er­cises are at thes­


North Korea has re­port­edly threatened to pull out of talks with Don­ald Trump.

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