S. Korean lawmakers tell U.S. they can’t accept hefty hike in defense costs

senior South Korean lawmakers are
currently on a five-day trip to Washington DC they met Thursday with
president Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of State Stephen vegan and
told him they can’t accept Washington’s unilateral demand that Seoul pay
billions of dollars more in defense costs Oh jung-hee reports amid a tug of
war between South Korea and the West over their share of the defense cost for
next year South Korean lawmakers have made their way to the u.s. to say solar
can’t accept a drastic increase in his share of the cost the floor leaders of
South Korea’s three largest parties the ruling democratic party the main
opposition Liberty Korea party and the centrist paramita party met with Stephen
vegan on Thursday BN is currently US Special Representative for North Korea
but has been nominated to be the next Deputy Secretary of State we said it’s
not easy for us to accept Washington’s unilateral demand for an excessive and
hefty increase of the defense cost version when there is no dramatic change
in circumstances in turn beacon expressed that there needs to be a quote
renewal of the South korea-us alliance under which solar pays more than it does
now to stationed American troops on the Korean Peninsula the u.s. seems to be
portraying a new form of South korea-us alliance and as far as I understood an
increase in our defense costs burden goes in line with that beacon said it
would be a tough negotiation than the ones in the past the latest round of
talks between Seoul and Washington took place early this week but broke down
within an hour Washington walked out first accusing
soul of making proposals that didn’t meet Washington’s request for a fair
share solar pays 870 million u.s. dollars for this year under the current
deal and reports have suggested the Trump administration has demanded solar
pay five billion u.s. dollars next year but despite the vast gap between Seoul
and Washington on financial issues the u.s. maintains it’ll keep its
military forces in South Korea the Pentagon said there was quote absolutely
no truth to a South Korean report that the US military was preparing to
withdraw one brigade from South Korea which consists of 2,000 to 4,000 troops
the US Defense Department then demanded the Chosun Ilbo
immediately retract the story Oh Johnny Arirang news

3 thoughts on “S. Korean lawmakers tell U.S. they can’t accept hefty hike in defense costs

  • i've made it no secret in the previous comments sections that i think US needs to pull out all together. Seeing how that will happen when pigs fly :). Could arirang news post a link to a source that breaks down the figures to how 5 billion is gonna get spent on 28,500 troops annually?

  • US govt is trying to start war with all countries there is a reason we are not in the Bible we weren't supposed to exist probably

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