South Korea's defense ministry said on Monday the timing, scale and formation of the drills were not yet finalized. The US Forces Korea declined to comment, citing its policy.
"If it wants to sleep in peace for coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step," the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Tuesday.
'I can get you home in two hours if you want,' Trump reportedly told Kim, shocking everyone in the room. "Kim declined," former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger said.
In the past year, North Korea displayed new short-range, medium-range, submarine-launched and intercontinental ballistic missile systems at military parades, the UN report said.
The rare political gathering, which Kim last hosted in 2016, has drawn international attention as he is expected to unveil a new five-year economic plan and address foreign policy.
"Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defensive nuclear deterrent, there will no longer be war, and our country's safety and future will be firmly guaranteed forever."
"We do not feel any need to sit face to face with the US, as it does not consider the DPRK-US dialogue as nothing more than a tool for grappling its political crisis," the FM said.
The 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving US-led UN forces technically still at war with North Korea.
"Never again will we provide the US chief executive with another package to be used for achievements without receiving any returns," he said. "Nothing is more hypocritical than an empty promise."