US Forces In South Korea 'Not Subject' To US-North Korea Talks

South and North Korean military officials hold general-grade talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom

This is being done to implement Trump's decision to suspend the so-called war games with South Korea. "There has been no discussions and no change in position on the matter of the issue of US troops in South Korea", said the high-level South Korean official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Lim will move to Boston on Tuesday to participate in a seminar on regional security organized by South Korea's Consulate General there and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. -South Korean joint military exercises.

The US has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice and no peace treaty.

The statement further added that both defence chiefs agreed to discuss the matter face-to-face "as soon as possible".

The Pentagon said Friday that it will begin working to align its training and readiness activities to the stated desire of President Donald Trump to end military exercises on and around the Korean peninsula.


He said breaking up the alliance would not be easy, as it requires mutual agreement, pointing out that Trump had clarified he wouldn't consider the withdrawal of the US troops in the South any time soon.

Discussing his meeting with Kim and his delegation at a banquet following the inter-Korean summit in April, Moon said the DPRK First Lady Ri Sol Ju was "quite humble" and that Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong was an "innocent woman".

Trump's words have been interpreted by some as a concession to the North Korean regime in exchange for the promise of denuclearization. He later told said that he had given Mr. Kim a phone number. Most experts and analysts agree that the agreement between Trump and North Korea is very vague and lacks a clear plan of action, something that may lead to misunderstandings in the future.

Tough sanctions would remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearization, Pompeo said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North's view that the process agreed at this week's summit would be phased and reciprocal.

North Korea proposed to Seoul to disarm, on a trial basis, the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, the South's presidential spokesman said.

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