08 July 2017

News Story: U.S. rejects 'freeze-for-freeze' proposal from China, Russia over N. Korea

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Yonhap) -- The United States on Thursday rejected a joint proposal from China and Russia that the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting nuclear and missile tests.

After summit talks in Moscow earlier this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin made the so-called "freeze-for-freeze" proposal in an effort to defuse escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The North has previously made a similar proposal but the U.S. has flatly rejected it, saying it makes no sense for the U.S. to halt the lawful exercises in return for the North suspending its illicit weapons activities.

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