North Korea strongly criticized South Korea over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises on Thursday and said it will not return to talks with its rival until Seoul resolves its grievances. Analysts said it's unlikely that North Korea intends to scuttle all diplomacy. Ri said it will be difficult to resume talks with South Korea "unless the serious situation which led to the suspension of the North-South high-level talks is settled." In Washington, Trump said the U.S. hasn't been notified about the North Korean threat to cancel the summit with Kim. The North previously vowed to continue nuclear development unless the United States pulls its 28,500 troops out of South Korea and withdraws its so-called "nuclear umbrella" security guarantee for South Korea and Japan.
Source: ABC News May 17, 2018 02:58 UTC