North Korea has unexpectedly cancelled high level talks with South Korea because of the joint military exercises which South Korea has carried out with the US. According to the North Korean news agency, these exercises were a provocation and preparation for an invasion.
It has also warned the US that it was considering whether to attend the historical summit which will be held on 12 June between Kim Jong-un US President Donald Trump. In March, Trump surprised the world when he accepted an invitation for talks with the North Korean leader.
The US Department of State is still carrying on with preparations for the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore and it has not been informed of any changes on the part of North Korea.