BEIJING, Aug. 10, according to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, US President Trump said at the White House on the 9th that Japan and South Korea are allies, but push the United States into a difficult position and demanded that relations be improved as soon as possible.
Source: US President Trump. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tongju
Reportedly, the domestic opposition to Japans strengthening of export controls in South Korea has increased. Opinions have also emerged calling for the abandonment of the Japan-South Korea Agreement on Military Intelligence Protection (GSOMIA), which is to be ushered in late August to determine whether the renewal deadline is up or not. It is reported that if the agreement is abandoned, Japan and South Korea will not be able to share military confidential information, which will have an impact on security cooperation between Japan, the United States and South Korea. This concern of the United States is expanding.
Trump told the media: Japan and South Korea are always quarrelling. Relations must be improved. Trumps government appealed to Japan and South Korea to ease their antagonism. Senior officials of the US government stated that they had proposed a mediation plan for negotiations between the two sides without taking new measures.
However, Mark Canape, Deputy Assistant Secretary of state of the United States, believes that both sides are responsible for improving relations and does not intend to favor one side, and will help improve relations while discerning the situation carefully in the future.
Trump disclosed in mid-July that South Korean President Wen Zaiyin asked the US side to mediate in the middle, saying that if both sides request, I will probably intervene, emphasizing that if the two leaders can solve the problem well, there will undoubtedly be tension between Japan and South Korea.