North Korea warns that US-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put peninsula on brink of war; S.Korean official says 20 blasts heard.
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- North Korea renews war threats against South Korea and the United States, saying conditions "for a simmering nuclear war" have been created on the Korean peninsula. The country also says it is cutting a military hotline, which facilitates the travel of South Korean workers to a joint industrial complex in Kaesong.
- Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan are to meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss North Korea.
- North Korea stated that it would dismantle the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site between May 23–25 ahead of the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit meeting. Furthermore, North Korea invited journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom to cover the process.
- South Korea states that North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States on denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
- Delegations from North Korea, South Korea, and the United States meet in the outskirts of Helsinki, Finland.