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Trump-Kim Summit

The U.S. and South Korea will suspend their 'war games' this week

The U.S. and South Korea will formally announce the suspension of "large-scale" military exercises this coming week, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Sunday.

While routine training is expected to continue, this will put an end to the "provocative, inappropriate, and expensive" war games President Trump promised to stop during his recent negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After Trump's initial comments, it was not immediately clear what his pledge would mean.

The suspension will likely specify conditions under which the exercises would resume if Kim fails to meet his obligations in the denuclearization process. The U.S. and South Korea previously canceled exercises during negotiations with North Korea in 1992, but they were resumed the following year.