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

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 10:38 PM

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)