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Suspend US-S Korea military drills: N Korea

ANI  |  Seoul [South Korea] 

North on Friday called on both the and to suspend bilateral military drills.

North Korea's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said joint military drills between both countries are a 'source of catastrophe' for the

"They should totally stop military drills, not just delay them. War rehearsal and dialogue cannot go hand in hand", it said in a statement, as quoted by news agency.

The North has long denounced military drills across the border, and has used them as an excuse for provocations.

Last week, North accepted South Korea's offer for high-level talks, after and the decided to suspend their joint military exercises.

and the US on Thursday discussed on how to develop ties with North Korea, after the former agreed to hold talks for the first time in two years with Seoul, over Pyongyang's participation in the in Pyeongchang next month.

Both countries have also agreed to hold military talks on easing border tensions. agreed to send participants to the Winter Olympics, that will be held from February 9-25.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:00 IST