US voices ‘strong concern’ after S. Korea scraps Japan intel pact

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday expressed “strong concern and disappointment” after South Korea announced it would end a military intelligence sharing pact with Japan amid a trade and diplomatic dispute.

“The Department of Defense expresses our strong concern and disappointment that the Moon Administration has withheld its renewal of the Republic of Korea’s General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn said in a statement.

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