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Mattis: We're not going to leave South Korea

The issue of the deployment of American troops on the Korean Peninsula will not be the subject of negotiations at the US-DPRK summit, reports TASS Pentagon chief James Mattis statement.

Returning from Singapore to Washington by plane, Mattis told reporters that the US military is not going to leave the Republic of Korea.

This question is not even a subject for negotiations (between the leaders of the United States and the DPRK)
declared the minister.

According to him, the US military contingent is on the Korean Peninsula for security reasons. It is possible that in five years or ten years, the administration will consider this issue, but only two parties will take part in its discussion - the United States and South Korea.

In Singapore, Mattis participated in the Shangri-La Dialogue conference on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The head of the Pentagon said that all forum participants supported the activities of the United States aimed at the complete, irreversible, verifiable elimination of nuclear and other weapons mass destruction in the territory of the DPRK.

At the same time, the minister noted that negotiations with Pyongyang will not be easy, the parties have to make a “bumpy road” to mutual understanding. He urged the conference participants to maintain a joint position in order to enable diplomats to “calmly negotiate from a position of strength” in this difficult time.
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 4 June 2018 15: 41
    Conclusion: Do not see the unification of Korea. The Americans are not profitable. Therefore, Trump does not want to meet with Eun. Why say that?! It's easier to hold Korea by the throat and the Chinese underbelly have a powerful group. And the Southerners themselves are unfortunately weak to say goodbye to the Americans
    1. maxim947
      maxim947 4 June 2018 15: 44
      Mattis: We're not going to leave South Korea

      No one doubted. But I would like to see how they kick in the ass
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 June 2018 15: 48
        Where the foot of the striped soldier stepped, it means that she stepped there, grown how to bask .... with rare exceptions!
      2. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 4 June 2018 15: 50
        All these antics of mattresses take place only because some already in the ass bake hellfire. Weakness and powerlessness are often accompanied by aggressive bravado. In many aspects, US hegemony is bursting at the seams and all the clumsy attempts to save it only lead to an aggravation of the situation.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 4 June 2018 15: 56
          For now, the "great dollar" rules many minds, the stripes will get out .... go get the printing press from them.
          But as soon as they don’t start baking right away! The fiery hyena will open under her feet!
          I'm so, I fantasize, though ..........
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 4 June 2018 15: 59
            You are not alone in your fantasies. Yes soldier
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 4 June 2018 16: 02
              May I come with you?))
              1. Russia
                Russia 4 June 2018 16: 40
                You can, buddy, go to the rearguard, we need good people. hi
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 4 June 2018 17: 12
                  Well, here they already said everything without me. drinks
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 4 June 2018 16: 45
      As long as the Kuril Islands are not a demilitarized zone, Koreans will always have something to negotiate with the Americans. winked
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 4 June 2018 15: 50
    Democratizers! And where did the Yankees go of their own free will? I don’t remember something.
    ANCIENT 4 June 2018 15: 51
    Then the negotiations generally lose their meaning! As an alternative, I propose introducing the Russian-Chinese peacekeeping continent to North Korea, and until the United States withdraws its thugs from South Korea, the joint continent will “stay” there !!!
    1. Strips
      Strips 4 June 2018 16: 05
      Russia had to think earlier ..

      China just kicks the DPRK into negotiations with the USA very strongly, and most likely the return to the DPRK negotiations is connected with the demand of China from the DPRK to do so.

      China will then say its word when it shares the economic pie, maybe Russia will get it ...

      For China, it is important that the DPRK does not have nuclear weapons, no less than the United States.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 4 June 2018 16: 17
      Quote: ANCIENT
      Then the negotiations generally lose their meaning!

      Why ... Talks have already passed - Lavrov has just returned from Pyongyang. Yes And if you mean Kim’s upcoming meeting with the redhead, then this is so, to play "peepers". Yes, the meeting will take place (maybe), but everyone will remain with their own.
  4. Masya masya
    Masya masya 4 June 2018 16: 04
    Maybe in five or ten years

    "or" here is clearly superfluous ... Perhaps fifty years later ... Yes
  5. Vard
    Vard 4 June 2018 16: 06
    Oh ... You won’t be able to get them out of there now ... they’ll hold their teeth ...
  6. Pacifist
    Pacifist 4 June 2018 16: 43
    Those. the opinion of the people and government of the Republic of Korea does not interest hegemons from the word at all. Well done, keep it up. Then what are you surprised that all of you are considered to be overgrown with creatures and do not feel gratitude? winked
  7. net0103net
    net0103net 4 June 2018 19: 57
    Of course you won’t leave. You, a disease, were not aware that you need to dump it already. Until the tailbone kicks you all, you will be present everywhere, like city idiots at the fair.
    Forest Gump was a good man, and you were not. He ended up in a good place with nice people. But you are waiting for a completely different EURO source.
  8. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 4 June 2018 21: 04
    What am I always talking about. The USA refers to the whole world as an affordable girl whom they used in France, Italy, Germany, raped and sent away. and DPRK they are planning the same thing. For the umpteenth time I would like to shout Eun do not believe the amers will be scolded and thrown.