Coreia do Sul e Coreia do Sul discutem partilha de custos da aliança
November 19, 2019 - As conversações de partilha de custos entre os EUA e a Coreia do Sul ficaram num impasse com a exigência do Presidente Donald Trump de $5.000 milhões pela presença das tropas americanas, pondo em causa a estabilidade de uma das alianças mais firmes dos EUA.
U.S. and South Korean officials on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the allies remain far apart in negotiations for increasing South Korea’s contributions to the costs for maintaining the American military presence on its soil.
U.S. negotiator James DeHart said the U.S. side decided to cut short a meeting that lasted less than two hours because Seoul’s proposals “were not responsive to our request for fair and equitable burden sharing.”
Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said Washington has been calling for a ”drastic increase” in South Korea’s contributions which the country finds unacceptable.
The United States stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea, mainly to deter aggression from the North.
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