Trump: Decreasing troops in Korea not on table for N Korea talks

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM Print This Post

President Donald Trump said on Friday that drawing down US troops in South Korea is not on the table for his upcoming talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, which will be focused on pressing the Asian nation to abandon nuclear weapons.

Trump made the comments at a White House event on trade negotiations with China.

Senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday the two sides will not discuss removing US troops from South Korea and will focus on seeking a common understanding of what it means to denuclearise when they meet in Vietnam at the end of the month.

The United States keeps some 28,500 troops in South Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he hosts a reception in honor of National African American History Month at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2019. (Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he hosts a reception in honor of National African American History Month at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2019. (Reuters)

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