The South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command on March 6 announced a plan to stage its annual joint military exercises on March 25-31 in locations throughout South Korea. North Korea immediately criticized the planned joint military exercises, saying the claims of improvement of relations with the North by the two governments are nothing but lies. For more details, see this article.
Also given the fact that the N. Korea and Japan normalization talks ended abruptly last Wednesday in Hanoi because N. Korea thought "Japan was insincere," it is a reality that there is much distrust in the N. Korea side, maybe in other sides as well.
Will the bilateral normalization talks go somewhere?