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Mike Pompeo Says U.S. Will Resume War Games With South Korea If North Korea Stops Acting in Good Faith

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises will resume if North Korea stops negotiating in good faith over its nuclear program.
Pompeo is in South Korea a day after President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong Un and announced the U.S. would freeze what he called “war games” with North Korea.
Pompeo says he was there when Trump talked about it with Kim. He says Trump “made very clear” that the condition for the freeze was that good-faith talks continue. He says if the U.S. concludes they no longer are in good faith, the freeze “will no longer be in...
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ZTE stock falls after US penalties over Iran, North Korea

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ZTE stock falls 42 percent in Hong Kong after U.S. penalties over Iran, North Korea
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Ending War Games With South Korea Isn't a ‘Stunning Concession.' It's the Best Thing to Come Out of the Summit So Far

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“A stunning concession.” That was the consensus of the world's media gathered in Singapore for the U.S.-North Korea Denuclearization Summit, after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would halt all military exercises with South Korea, including the nuclear war games.
At times, Singapore felt more like a blockbuster diplomatic reality TV show than a summit about nuclear weapons. But when it came to Trump's decision to stop the “very provocative” war games , the commentariat's framing of it as a sign of weakness was shocking-and dangerous.
The subtext is that Trump was giving up...
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Trump says massive concession to North Korea on war games is a bargain for the US military

Trump says massive concession to North Korea on war games is a bargain for the US military

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Trump made a big concession to North Korea by suspending joint military drills with South Korea.
On Wednesday Trump framed this as a win, saying the US will now "save a fortune."
This could be sending the US down a slippery slope.
President Donald Trump continued to h ype the results of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday morning by framing a massive concession he made as savings for the US military.
"We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!" Trump tweeted.
Trump's tweet frames the US...
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