Mr Trump said the drills were "provocative" - even though the U.S. has previously defended them - and there were suggestions that U.S. allies in the region had not been forewarned of this move.
Highlighting the continued differences in the two countries' views of the denuclearization process, the report also said that they had agreed on a "step-by-step" approach.
If implemented, the end of military exercises could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to arise from Trump's summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearization but offered no details.
Lastly, even as the door to diplomacy remains open, we shouldn't forget who Kim Jong Un is.
Between 1950 and 1953, during the Korean War, 35,000 American soldiers died and 7,700 are still listed as missing in action.
"The June 12 Sentosa Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on Earth", he said.
The South Korean military issued a statement to NBC News saying: "Regarding President Trump's comment regarding ending of the combined military drills.We need to find out the exact meaning or intention behind his comments at this point".
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While the president and Kim signed a document committing to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, no methods of verification were provided in the agreement. South Korea was largely responsible for convincing Pyongyang and Washington to come to the negotiating table.
India on Tuesday welcomed the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling it a "positive development".
"We have a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind and we are about to sign a historic document", Kim said.
According to the Pentagon, about 28,500 USA troops are stationed in South Korea. He told Trump, according to the KCNA, North Korea and the US should refrain from antagonizing with each other and take relevant "legal" and "institutional" actions on that matter.
Kim has already visited China twice to meet Xi, ahead of his meeting with Trump, to ally apprehensions of striking a deal with Washington on the back of Beijing.
They offered few details, and agreed to hold talks "at the earliest possible date" to implement the outcomes of the summit with Pompeo leading the USA side.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White denied that Mattis was caught off guard by the announcement, telling Pentagon reporters: "There were no surprises". "For such a group that can not work things out through a normal process, the only way we are not deceived again is to pursue an "abnormal" way as Trump has done".