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Donald Trump mulls exit from South Korea's free trade deal

Debate comes as the USA & South Korea are working together to try to combat threat from the North

Glenn Thrush & Gardiner Harris | NYT  |  Washington 

Amid a growing nuclear threat from North Korea, President Donald Trump is considering pulling out of a major trade agreement with South Korea as he tries to fulfill get-tough campaign pledges on international trade. But he has not yet made a final decision, two senior administration officials said on Saturday. The president’s top economic advisors remain deeply divided over a possible withdrawal from the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement, as negotiators from both countries struggle to rewrite the five-year-old deal. The debate comes as the United States and South ...

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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 01:57 IST