The United States wants Korea to pay more for protection: do they want to compensate for the occupation?

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 The United States wants Korea to pay more for protection: do they want to compensate for the occupation?


Comments pointed out that by signing the Panmunjom Declaration and the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, the DPRK and the ROK agreed to take measures to ease military tensions, eliminate the threat of war and actively participate in action. The United States requires South Korea to pay more for the deployment of strategic assets on the Korean Peninsula, which is not in line with the times.

The commentary emphasized that the United States occupied Korea for more than half a century and caused numerous injuries, but felt that the Korean people should be compensated enormously.

The commentary also said that once the defense cost share is increased, the Korean people suffering from economic problems will face more heavy taxes and miscellaneous taxes, and their situation will undoubtedly worsen.

South Korean people oppose the shipment of materials to the U.S. Sad base in South Korea. (Yonhap)

According to KBS TV, South Korean diplomatic sources revealed that US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris visited Qingwatai at the end of December 2018 and proposed that South Korea raise its defense share to US$1 billion and renew the agreement annually.

In this regard, the Korean government expressed its dilemma. The Korean government believes that if the share of the ROK exceeds 1 trillion won, it will be difficult for the ROK to get passed by Congress. In addition, if the ROK renegotiates every year, it means that it will enter into the next round of negotiations after signing an agreement. The Korean government eventually proposed that the US increase its defense share to 1 trillion won, with the agreement lasting for five years. At present, South Korea and the United States are still coordinating their share.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: He Yufang_NN5632