The DPRK through its Korean Central News Agency denounced President Park's statements at the beginning of the Ulji Freedom Guardian war exercise. The DPRK went on to say that these military exercises were a "big DPRK-targeted war drill that was kicked off in south Korea under the pretext of "annual exercise"."
But the DPNK has not cancelled negotiations for Family Reunions or the reopening Kumgang resort.
In other news President Park has accepted invitations to visit Vietnam and Russia in September. Japan has invited President Park again for a state visit, but no date has been set.