North Korea threatens to cancel nuclear summit due to 'provocative military ruckus' of joint U.S.-South Korea drills

 |  David Martosko and Geoff Earle 05/16/2018 8:46 AM MDT
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North Korea's government says it is considering calling off a planned nuclear summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump

Kim's regime said through state-run news agency KCNA that ongoing 'Max Thunder' joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea are actually a 'rehearsal for invasion' of the North. 

'The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit in light of this provocative military ruckus jointly conducted with the South Korean authorities,' KCNA said. 

The White House made no immediate moves to slow down preparations for the summit on Tuesday.