North Korea regularly calls the military exercises provocative preparations for a northward invasion, and numerous scariest standoffs in recent years on the Korean Peninsula have happened when the drills were being staged.
"Something that would have been thoroughly consulted with Korea, and probably with Japan. So it came as a bit of a surprise", he said.
It came after Donald Trump said the United States would be stopping war games referring to military exercises with South Korea. "It is quiet careful for us since things are moving so quickly", said a SPC official.
Kim Jong Un "highly praised the president's will and enthusiasm to resolve matters in a realistic way through dialogue and negotiations, away from the hostility-woven past", the article said.
"So he better remember he is a killer shark here."
"We call them war games". "I've said it from day one: I think the fact that people really didn't realize what I was actually going to North Korea for", he said.
"So talking about withdrawal of United States forces is something that needs to be really thought through". "We just hope President Trump knows what he was getting into".
Trump's comments will be questioned by many in South Korea and beyond, with some seeing in them an effort by North Korea to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington.
He continued: 'Love is always in the air, no matter how you look at it.
"The UN Security Council resolutions that have been passed say that if North Korea respects and acts in accordance with the resolutions, then sanction measures can be adjusted, including to pause or remove the relevant sanctions", Mr Geng told a daily news briefing.
RODMAN: It is fantastic, it is wonderful, when I said those damn things, when I went back home, I got so many death threats.
Mr. Nobakht's comments on Washington's lack of commitment were a far cry from the message of unity and cooperation coming from recent talks in Singapore between the US and North Korea. -North Korea summit would be back on track following the two Koreas' surprise summit on May 26.
"We have made a decision to hold negotiations in a short period of time ... and to keep Iran under the deal, the other side should comply with its undertakings." he noted. "And he does understand Kim Jong Un", he added, noting that most other pundits "haven't had that direct contact like he has".
"Plus, I think it's very provocative", he noted, adding that "at some point" he wanted to withdraw USA troops from the South. "The summit results are important, but the problem will not be resolved in a day".
Rodman said he doesn't want to take any credit; he is just "thankful" to be where he is.
And if suspending exercises helps generate a breakthrough that makes continued basing of USA troops in South Korea less necessary, said retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis, a former adviser to the Second Republic of Korea Army in an email, "it would be an exceptional return on investment". I'm so happy, ' he said.
Mr Wi said previous agreements between the two countries failed because of a lack of confidence between them.