Operations Specialist 2nd Class Diana Espinoza, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15, communicates ship movements with a South Korean navy sailor during Foal Eagle 2017. (JEREMY GRAHAM/U.S. NAVY)
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Diana Espinoza, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15, communicates ship movements with a South Korean navy sailor during Foal Eagle 2017. (JEREMY GRAHAM/U.S. NAVY)

N. Korea hints it may restart nuclear tests over US-S. Korea military exercises

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned on Tuesday that upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises would affect the resumption of nuclear negotiations and suggested it may restart nuclear or missile tests.

The saber rattling came a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped both Washington and Pyongyang could “be a little more creative” in the next round of talks.

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to resume working-level talks during their impromptu meeting at the Korean border on June 30. The leaders didn’t set a date, but Pompeo said at the time it would probably be in mid-July.

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