N. Korea accepts talks offer as South, U.S. put off drills

Jan 05, 2018, 6:14 AM EST
(Source: Roman Harak/flickr)
(Source: Roman Harak/flickr)

North Korea has given its consent for a high-level talk with the South on January 9, a decision that came after Seoul and Washington deferred their joint annual military drills until after the Winter Olympics to be held in February.

The upcoming talks, the first since December 2015, will center on figuring out a way for North Korean athletes to participate in the Games, writes the BBC.

China welcomed the dialogue between the two arch rivals and also hailed the postponement of the joint military exercises while U.S. President Donald Trump credited the “positive steps” to his “firm, strong” stance against Pyongyang, notes Reuters