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US moving ahead with North Korea summit prep: State Dept

AFP  |  Washington 

The said today it was moving ahead with preparations for a much-anticipated summit next month between and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after appeared to cast doubt over the event.

"We will continue to plan the meeting," State Department told reporters, adding that had received "no notification" of a position change by North

"We have not heard anything from that government or the government of South to indicate we would not continue conducting these exercises or would not continue planning for our meeting between Trump and next month." South Korea's agency reported that had called the June 12 summit into question over joint military exercises between the US and the South.

The US will "have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit in light of this provocative military ruckus," quoted the North's official agency as saying.

Nauert denied that the exercises were provocative, saying: "has said he understands the importance to the that we conduct these joint exercises. They continue to go on.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 01:40 IST