After cancelling high-level meeting with Seoul, North Korea threatens to do the same with U.S. summit

After cancelling high-level meeting with Seoul, North Korea threatens to do the same with U.S. summit

According to Yonhap News Agency, North Korea is threatening to cancel the summit over ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency says North Korea is cancelling a high-level meeting between the two countries and is threatening also to cancel a summit with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.

The two Koreas were set to hold a meeting Wednesday at a border village to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks to reduce border tension and restart reunions between families separated by the Korean War.

In this April 27, 2018 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a car as he returns to North Korea after the meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea.

Yonhap says North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported that Wednesday’s meeting was cancelled and that Pyongyang was questioning whether next month’s summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump can also take place as planned.

Yonhap says the two-week military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea started Friday.

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