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So stay or not? Washington and Seoul may return to the issue of deploying troops on the peninsula

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Officials in Washington and Seoul are becoming increasingly willing to discuss the possible withdrawal of US troops from South Korea, writes the Wall Street Journal.




“This topic was once considered forbidden in the United States and South Korea, but it comes to the fore before the planned meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. According to experts on the DPRK, the question of the possibility of the withdrawal of American troops from the Republic of Korea will likely be affected by Kim Jong-un, ”the article cites. TASS.

Currently in Washington and Seoul, they deny that they are conducting any negotiations on the withdrawal of American troops.

And yet, during the last week, discussions on this matter began to be conducted more actively, key advisers and officials in the US and South Korean governments are open about this idea.
underlines the newspaper.

The publication reminds that the head of the Pentagon, Mattis, in April did not unequivocally answer the question of whether "it would mean the signing of a peace treaty between Seoul and Pyongyang that the US forces no longer need to be in South Korea." He then indicated that this question would be one of those that the United States would first discuss with the allies. In turn, Trump said earlier that Washington "receives almost nothing in exchange for $ 1,2 billion", which it spends annually in connection with the stay of the American troops in Kazakhstan.

As the New York Times wrote, recently Trump ordered Mattis to prepare options for reducing the number of troops in the Republic of Korea. However, the White House soon issued a refutation of this information: “The New York Times material is complete nonsense. The president did not ask the Pentagon to provide options for reducing the American forces stationed in South Korea. ”
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  1. vorobey
    vorobey 7 May 2018 12: 07
    +3
    Does Seoul have oil?
    1. Logall
      Logall 7 May 2018 12: 08
      +6
      Sanya, hi they have better technology! Which they want to control ...
      Imagine what will happen if you cross the technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the military structure of the DPRK, how will the states manage?
      Again, a new competitor will appear in various fields, including in the arms market.
      1. Yrec
        Yrec 7 May 2018 12: 37
        0
        Gee-gee - Eun "may affect." Yes, he will immediately yell to the mattresses: "On x ... from the beach!" While the mattress troops are on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, there will be no disarmament agreement. All these “readiness for the withdrawal of troops” are nothing more than throws in order to “soften” Eun’s position. But I think you can’t buy him for this business, and troops will not get mattresses - a dead end, dear sirs.
    2. Grandfather Makar
      Grandfather Makar 7 May 2018 12: 15
      +3
      Quote: vorobey
      Does Seoul have oil?

      Oil elsewhere .. And South Korea and Japan are working in the USA! There is such money spinning .. These bugs, just do not fall off! Come on Eun push them Support!
      1. dorz
        dorz 7 May 2018 12: 22
        +1
        in Washington and Seoul deny that they are conducting any negotiations on the withdrawal of American troops.

        American troops are in South Korea not only against the DPRK, but also against Russia and China. Therefore, we can assume that the Americans are there for a long time.
    3. Ivan Tarava
      Ivan Tarava 7 May 2018 12: 15
      +1
      Is there oil? And if I find it?
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 7 May 2018 12: 12
    +4
    Hop output, hop not output, or maybe yes, or maybe not, we are all so sudden the United States ....
    zadolbali damn it! let them knock and do not interfere with the two Koreans make friends! (but this is of course hardly)
    1. Logall
      Logall 7 May 2018 12: 15
      +3
      Quote: DEZINTO
      but it certainly is hardly

      If it weren’t for the USA and its allies, then they would have made friends and fraternized even at 50m. At gunpoint, of course, but still ...
  3. solzh
    solzh 7 May 2018 12: 31
    +1
    The states will not go anywhere. The United States is a microbe, but microbes must be fought.
  4. sabakina
    sabakina 7 May 2018 12: 44
    0
    As the New York Times wrote, recently Trump ordered Mattis to prepare options for reducing the number of troops in the Republic of Korea. However, the White House soon issued a refutation of this information: “The New York Times material is complete nonsense. The president did not ask the Pentagon to provide options for reducing the American forces stationed in South Korea. ”
    Well, what can I say about this? Nothing. But the donkey IA can!
    1. novel66
      novel66 7 May 2018 12: 57
      +1
      even they haven’t come out of nowhere, except Vietnam, but there they are
  5. NF68
    NF68 7 May 2018 14: 16
    0
    So the Americans left there. You can’t kick a stick out.
  6. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 7 May 2018 16: 26
    +1
    In turn, Trump previously stated that Washington "receives almost nothing in exchange for $ 1,2 billion," which it spends annually in connection with the presence of American troops in Kazakhstan.
    I also have a problem ... Red, she-bo, as if not a huckster. Yukoreytsi only whistle - the moment they organize the supply of "Samsung-Hyundai-ski" products to the mattress. laughing