N. Korea threatens US meeting over S. Korea joint military drills

North Korea's state-run Central News Agency said the ongoing joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea are a "provocation"

N. Korea threatens US meeting over S. Korea joint military drills

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle takes off Dec. 5, 2017, at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea during Exercise Vigilant Ace-18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristen A. Heller)

By Kevin Breuninger
CNBC

North Korea abruptly canceled talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday and threatened to walk away from talks with the U.S., according to media reports.

North Korea's state-run Central News Agency said the ongoing joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea are a "provocation" and a preparation for an invasion, Reuters and South Korean news outlet Yonhap reported.

Yonhap and the Associated Press reported that North Korea is also threatening to cancel the talks with the U.S., currently scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, because of the joint military exercises.

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