“We are working to stage the exercise as planned, which is a regular one and necessary for a combined readiness posture. We’ve maintained close consultations with the U.S. over the issue,” a government source said.
Currently, North Korea is dealing with devastating floods that have left thousands homeless and without food. as such, Kim orders the military to kick off a relief campaign and provide supplies to residents of the eastern South Hamgyong region.
North and South Korea had just reconnected hotlines across the demilitarized zone, after a nearly 14-month long disconnect.