South Korea signs agreement to pay more for US troops after Trump’s interest

South Korea signs agreement to pay more for US troops after Trump’s interest
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U.S. Marine soldiers from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion landing group conveyed from Okinawa, Japan, participate in the U.S.and South Korean Marines joint landing operation at Pohang seashore on March 29, 2012 in Pohang, South Korea.

South Korean authorities signed a short-term arrangement on Sunday that would support the amount Seoul contributes toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a past deal slipped by in the midst of U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for more cash.

The new deal should in any case be affirmed by South Korea’s parliament, yet it would help South Korea’s contribution to 1.03 trillion won ($890 million) from 960 billion won in 2018.

Dissimilar to past assentions, which lasted for five years, this deal is planned to terminate in one year, potentially constraining the two sides back to the bargaining table inside months.