North Korea also serves as a valuable buffer state between China and US forces in South Korea.
"At this current point, there is a need to discern the exact meaning and intent of President Trump's comments", Seoul's Defense Ministry said, adding that there have been no discussions yet with Washington on modifying drills set for August.
Iran said Monday that North Korea should be wary of negotiating with Trump in light of his withdrawal from the landmark agreement, which the Obama administration had reached with Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation. But, Koreans are anxious they could be affected by the summit discussion. Then he said: "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should".
Tuesday morning saw the South Korean President tell a cabinet meeting he "could hardly sleep last night" because of the Trump-Kim summit.
"Kim Jong Un clarified the stand that if the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust in order to improve the DPRK-U.S. relationship, the DPRK, too, can continue to take additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a statement, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.
The US and South Korea are security allies, with about 30,000 American troops based in country to defend it from its northern neighbour, which launched an invasion in 1950. Number one, we save money.
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The Eagles safety, who has been a vocal advocate for social justice, felt like talking wasn't getting his point across. Speaking to her, he added, "The people love you, the people of our country love you". "I was looking forward to it.
"It is a great victory achieved by both the United States and the two Koreas, and a huge step forward for people across the world who long for peace", Moon said.
Donald Trump's dramatic meeting with North Korea's leader may have been choreographed to look like a Nixon-goes-to-China moment, but the summit appears to have failed to secure any concrete commitments by Pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear arsenal.
China is North Korea's most important economic and diplomatic backer, despite its anger at Pyongyang's sabre rattling.
"There is no single change in the suspension of the South-U.S. joint military exercise compared to the past", Nam said.
The reported agreement, if confirmed by the United States, could be considered as a concession by Trump because US officials had called for the North to take swift disarmament measures before getting major outside concessions and benefits.
Tuesday saw Trump describe Kim as "a very talented man" and say he had "developed a very special bond" with the DPRK leader.