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South Korea's Moon says military exercises with U.S. not meant to raise tensions
August 21, 2017 / 2:38 AM / a month ago

South Korea's Moon says military exercises with U.S. not meant to raise tensions

South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, August 21, 2017. Kim Ju-hyoung/Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday joint military exercises starting with U.S. forces on Monday are purely of a defensive nature and do not aim to raise tensions on the Korean peninsula.

South Korean and U.S. forces will conduct military exercises from Monday through to Aug. 31 that will involve computer simulations designed to prepare for a possible attack by nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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