USA commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program
13 February, 2019, 06:27 | Author: Emmett Rice
South Korea will pay US$890 million for the operation of the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), up from 960 billion won in 2018.
The deal will officially go into effect after it receives parliamentary approval in South Korea, which is expected to take place in April, according to Yonhap news agency.
In this February 9, 2019, photo, a man watches a TV screen showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.
Siegfried Hecker, a former director of the U.S. Los Alamos weapons laboratory and one of the report's authors, said satellite imagery showed North Korea's production of bomb fuel continued in 2018.
A senior South Korean ruling party legislator said last month that negotiations were deadlocked after the United States made a "sudden, unacceptable" demand that Seoul pay more than 1.4 trillion won per year.
The allies worked to finalize an agreement in order to minimize the impact on South Koreans working on US military bases, and focus on nuclear talks ahead of a second U.S.
The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea has said he has seen "little to no verifiable change" in North Korea's military capabilities, just weeks away from a second summit between Donald Trump and regime leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of other nations failing to contribute for US military presence around the world, highlighted the cost of keeping troops in South Korea during an interview earlier this month. North Korea has yet to say what city will accompany Seoul, but experts suggest that it will be Pyongyang due to its advanced infrastructure.
Seoul said Sunday it agreed to hike its payment for maintaining American troops on its soil, settling a dispute with its longtime ally ahead of a second summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
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On Feb. 10, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said that the United States had affirmed it would not be changing the scale of its troop presence.
Hecker said it was understandable that North Korea should have continued its weapons work, given that it had reached no specific agreement in the latest talks with the United States to stop that work.
"That action would significantly undermine regional security and our ability to fulfill our treaty obligations to South Korea", said Reed, the top Democrat on the committee. Most U.S. troops were withdrawn in 1949 but they returned the next year to fight alongside South Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War.
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