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Trump says talks with South Korea under way over defence costs

Trump says talks with South Korea under way over defence costs
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to military personnel based in Osan Air Base, South Korea June 30, 2019. Ed Jones/Pool via REUTERS -
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday talks have begun aimed at getting South Korea to pay more for the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the region to guard against any threat from North Korea.

“Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States. South Korea is a very wealthy nation that now feels an obligation to contribute to the military defence provided by the United States of America,” the Republican president said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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