The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to be held on February 9 to 25 in the city of PyeongChang, South Korea. "We'll find out. We're going to find out pretty soon, I suspect". "We have no road left".
North Korea on Monday called off a joint cultural performance with the South ahead of the forthcoming Winter Olympics to protest criticism of the military parade by South Korean media.
He said he was not trying to send a message to North Korea by meeting the defectors.
Trump used his State of the Union address last Tuesday to criticize what he described as a "depraved" and "cruel" North Korean government, focusing attention on the plight of the family of the now deceased Otto Warmbier and defector Ji Seong-ho, who was seriously injured during the starvation of the 1990s before escaping in 2004.
And he praised Mr Trump for "sending out a warning" when he spoke of human rights violations in North Korea.
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The Pentagon did not respond to a request for comment on the North Korean statement about the drills, but a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Mike Cavey, said: "The United States and our allies and partners in the region have long conducted routine exercises to maintain readiness".
He said: "It will be meaningful to the people of North Korea".
Friday saw Trump invite Ji back to the Oval Office with a number of other defectors to hear their stories and draw further attention to the human rights situation in North Korea.
The starvation led to as many as three million deaths and numerous victims were urban residents unable to forage for food.
He said: "My wish was to eat just a few ears of corn, not even a bowl of white rice".