Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of US troops; US 'not focused on' US$5 billion demand

Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of US troops; US 'not focused on' US$5 billion demand

The Straits Times - Asia·2019-12-18 21:22

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday (Dec 18) to agree on Seoul's contribution towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, but the US side hinted after the two days of talks ended that it will no longer stick to its US$5 billion (S$6.78 billion) demand.

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