19 noiembrie 2019

U.S. walks out of defense spending talks with South Korea


U.S. negotiators abruptly ended talks with their South Korean counterparts on Tuesday amid clashes over defense cost-sharing, with Seoul standing firm in its refusal to accept the massive increase sought by President Trump . While neither country has officially confirmed the figures, South Korean lawmakers have said the U.S. is seeking a whopping $5 billion annual payment to cover the costs of the roughly 28,500 American troops stationed there. South Korea this year agreed to a more modest [...]