April 30, 2017

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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up (Ju-min Park and James Pearso, 4/30/17, Reuters)

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.

In a telephone call on Sunday, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the U.S. alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region, the South's presidential office said.

Posted by at April 30, 2017 7:32 AM

  

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