U.S., South Korea postpone army drills to bolster North Korea peace effort


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Protection Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo maintain a joint information convention after the 51st Safety Consultative Assembly (SCM) on the Defence Ministry in Seoul, South Korea November 15, 2019. Jung Yeon-je/Pool through Information

BANGKOK (Information) – The USA and South Korea introduced on Sunday they may postpone army drills scheduled for later this month in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea.

“I don’t see this as a concession. I see this as a superb religion effort … to allow peace,” U.S. Protection Secretary Mark Esper stated, as he introduced the choice standing alongside his South Korean counterpart in Bangkok.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Modifying by Sam Holmes