02 Jun '18, 9am

Fate of US troops in S. Korea won’t be topic at summit, Mattis says https://t.co/bg0WZOuLLS

SEOUL, South Korea — The fate of U.S. troops in South Korea won’t be up for negotiation during President Donald Trump’s June 12 summit with North Korea, the defense secretary said Saturday. The comments by Jim Mattis came hours after Trump confirmed he would hold nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, reversing last month’s announcement that he was canceling the summit. Mattis said “any discussion about the number of U.S. troops” would be between Washington and Seoul, and the issue was “separate and distinct from the negotiations that are going on with (North Korea).” “That issue will not come up in the discussions with (North Korea) and as you all recognize, those troops are there as a recognition of a security challenge,” he said in response to a question at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, an annual international security forum. North Korea has linked the pre...

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