Pyongyang Cancels Anti-US Rally - Reports

© REUTERS / Kevin Lim/The Straits TimesU.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. - Sputnik International
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Amid warming relations between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump following a June 12 summit in Singapore, Pyongyang has cancelled its yearly “anti-US imperialism” rally.

According to AP, North Korean officials have not spoken on the record about the decision, but the news outlet said Monday that it received confirmation that the event has been called off.

July 27 is remembered as the day the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953 ushered in a ceasefire to the Korean War. In North Korea, the day is celebrated as "Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War."

Last year, some 100,000 North Koreans gathered at the Victorious War Museum in Pyongyang to commemorate the armistice signing.

"We get along very well," Trump said at a Thursday cabinet meeting of his relationship with Kim. Noting that North Korea could have a tremendous future, Trump said, "but we want to have it denuclearized, and that's what's happening."

Late last Friday, the Pentagon announced that it was "indefinitely" suspending annual military training exercises with the South Korean military dubbed Ulchi Freedom Guardian "to support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit." Pyongyang has long maintained that the exercise was a dress rehearsal for an invasion of the North, and, therefore viewed the drills as a provocation.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un look at each others before signing documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018 - Sputnik International
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