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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Inter-Korean Talks Cancelled, Kim/Trump Summit Uncertain
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Pyongyang cancelled May 16 high-level inter-Korean talks in response to provocative US/South Korean military exercises, violating the Panmunjom Declaration's letter and spirit – explained below.
On Tuesday, a North Korean KCNA media report said the following:
This exercise targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea and targeting us, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political development on the Korean Peninsula, adding:
The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities.
Provisions of the inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration include the following: