President Trump Donald John TrumpConway man answers the Trump tweet on Cohen: “Other than that, completely free” Strategist behind Warren’s political upturn to meet the Rourke report. Appeal right denies the Trump bid to Restoring asylum ban MORE requires South Korea to increase its funding for US troops deployed on the peninsula, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Demand has obviously sought negotiations on the agreement on special measures, a pact of defense between the two countries.
The five-year agreement of the Special Action Agreement expires on 31
December and currently requires South Korea to pay $ 830 million a year to the United States for the more than 28,500 US troops based in the country.
The Journal reports that Trump operates between $ 1.2 and $ 1.6 billion a year.
The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, told his county officials that he is not willing to pay more, according to the report, and leaders of the five largest political parties have said that they can not absorb an increase.
The friction with Seoul comes as the United States strives hard for North Korean denuclearization. Talks between the United States and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has recently stalled as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoAxelrod: Trumps Tillerson Insults “Continue a Disturbing Portrait” Night Defense: Nauert Lost to UN Envoy | Trump rejects changes to common managers for staff | Trump knocks Tillerson as “stupid like a rock” | Scathing Report Details Air Force Failures Before Texas Shuts Trump: Tillerson “Dumb as a Rock” MORE and Kim canceled a meeting last month.
But Moon and his northern counterpart are planning a summit and have already made significant moves
Representatives from the White House and the State Department did not respond immediately to a request for comments on the negotiations.