The unnamed official of South Korea's presidential Blue House was quoted as saying that Abe told Moon on Friday that it was not a right time to delay the annual joint military drills between South Korea and the US.
In response, Moon said it was a matter of South Korea's sovereignty and its domestic affairs, noting it would not be appropriate for Abe to directly mention the issue.
Moon and US President Donald Trump agreed via a telephone conversation on January 4 to postpone the joint annual war games during the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games set to run from February to March.
North Korea dispatched about 400 people, including 22 athletes, 140 artists and a cheering squad, to the South Korea-hosted winter sports event.
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