U.S. Forces should stay in S. Korea even if there’s peace treaty: Blue House
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U.S. Forces should stay in S. Korea even if there’s peace treaty: Blue House

December 8, 2019


The Blue House says U.S. forces need to stay
in South Korea… even if a peace treaty is eventually signed. The spokesman for the Blue House was responding
this morning to comments by President Moon’s senior diplomatic adviser Moon Chung-in, who
said Tuesday that the presence of U.S. troops would no longer be justified if the Korean
War was formally ended. Take a listen. “President Moon said U.S. Forces in Korea
is a matter concerning the South Korea-U.S. alliance. It has nothing to do with the signing of a
peace treaty.” The Blue House also confirmed Presidential
Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok called the special adviser asking him to avoid remarks that could
confuse the public about the president’s position. A high ranking Blue House official, who did
not want to be named, asserted that the U.S. Forces’ role as a mediator between nearby
powers, such as China and Japan,… is critical. The same official also said Pyongyang was
not among the proposed North Korea-U.S. summit sites that President Moon and President Trump
discussed on Saturday.

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