South Korea indicators deal to pay extra for US troops after Trump demand
U.S. Marine troopers from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion touchdown workforce deployed from Okinawa, Japan, take part within the U.S. and South Korean Marines joint touchdown operation at Pohang seashore on March 29, 2012 in Pohang, South Korea.
South Korean officers signed a short-term settlement on Sunday that may increase the quantity Seoul contributes towards the maintenance of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a earlier deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s name for more cash.
The brand new deal should nonetheless be accepted by South Korea’s parliament, however it will increase South Korea’s contribution to 1.03 trillion received ($890 million) from 960 billion received in 2018.
Not like previous agreements, which lasted for 5 years, this deal is scheduled to run out in a single yr, doubtlessly forcing either side again to the bargaining desk inside months.