South Korea suspends its annual military exercises

Last Updated: Jul 10 2018 19:28

SEOUL- On Tuesday, South Korea announced that it would suspend its military exercises scheduled for August in order to facilitate talks on denuclearization between North Korea and the United States.

"The government has decided to temporarily suspend the Ulchi exercise slated for later this year, in accordance with the changing security circumstances," Interior Minister Kim Boo-Kyum said after a cabinet meeting.

As per the reports from the Efe news, the Ulchi military drill is a set of manoeuvres of the South Korean army as part of the joint Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises carried out by Seoul and Washington.

North Korea views these drills as a major threat to its security and suspects them to be trials for invading its territory.