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South Korea rules out renegotiation of THAAD cost

Last week, US President Donald Trump said he wanted Seoul to pay for it

IANS  |  Seoul 

South Korea on Monday ruled out renegotiation of the cost for the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) missile system, responding to pressure from Washington to share the financial burden. "Our view is that it can't be an issue for renegotiation," said Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence. He stressed that a bilateral agreement on the matter was already in place and there was a relevant stipulation in the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), Yonhap News Agency reported. The SOFA calls for US Forces Korea ...

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 16:08 IST
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