19 noiembrie 2019

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

http://www.washingtontimes.com

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 [...]