Australia says end to South Korea-US war games not a certainty

The comments followed the conclusion of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island. A favored US slogan in South Korea is "ready to fight tonight". "A leader I can do business with" under a picture of Trump and Kim shaking hands.

Trump was open to staying in Singapore longer in case things went well and North Korea wanted to continue the discussion, according to reports.

Not one, but 33 colour photographs, including an image of Kim smiling as he shook hands with the hawkish USA national security advisor John Bolton, were published by the propaganda organ.

"Plus, I think it's very provocative", he added, saying further that "at some point" he wanted to withdraw United States troops from the South, without suggesting a timeline.

A presidential spokesman, in a cautious response, said Seoul needed to understand "the exact meaning and intention" of Mr Trump's remarks.

President Donald Trump's announcement Tuesday that he had agreed to cancel war games in Korea reportedly came as a shock to South Korea and US military leaders.

"USFK has received no updated guidance on execution or cessation of training exercises - to include this fall's schedule Ulchi Freedom Guardian", U.S. Forces in Korea spokesperson Lt. Col. Jennifer Lovett told Reuters on Tuesday morning.

On June 26, 2017, Scott Bray, who works for the director of national intelligence as the national intelligence manager for East Asia, gave a public speech explaining what the US intelligence community believes Kim is doing and why. -South Korea joint missile drill aimed to counter North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test in East Coast, South Korea, July 5, 2017.

Trump's primary reason for suspending the war games was that it drained money, although he provided no estimate of the expenditure - a decision that has got mixed reactions from America's political allies around the globe.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong said that the joint statement "is a crucial first move in the long journey towards lasting peace and stability on a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, which would benefit our region and the rest of the world". "I'd like to see peace with America and Korea".

The DPRK holds off on any new nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea stop the "war games" (Trump's terminology).

But he has chiefly dealt with inter-Korean relations, rather than nuclear issues, which have mostly been handled by the foreign ministry.

As the historic first meeting between a sitting United States president and North Korean leader began in Singapore, images of Trump and Kim exchanging handshakes and warm words drew jubilant reactions in Seoul and hopes for a new beginning with Pyongyang.

The summit's joint declaration said that Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold further talks "at the earliest possible date".

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