Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defence system being deployed on its territory.
South Korea’s trade and defence ministries were reacting to President Donald Trump’s remarks that he will fix or end what he called a “horrible” bilateral trade deal with South Korea, and that he would make the Asian ally pay $1 billion for the THAAD missile defence system.
Trump made the remarks in an interview Thursday with Reuters news agency.
Woo Taehee, South Korea’s vice trade minister, said the country was not notified of any trade renegotiation, and that there have been no working-level talks with the U.S. regarding the five-year-old trade deal.
Woo said the trade ministry was trying to confirm the details of the media reports on Trump’s remarks. He said there have been “no pre-talks” with …
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