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South Korea signs deal to pay more for US troops after Trump demand

SEOUL: South Korean officers signed a short-term settlement on Sunday that might boost the amount Seoul contributes toward the maintenance of US troops on the peninsula, after a prior deal lapsed amid US President Donald Trump's call for more money.

The new deal must still be licensed via South Korea's parliament, however it would boost South Korea's contribution to 1.03 trillion won ($890 million) from 960 billion won in 2018.

Unlike past agreements, which lasted for five years, this deal is scheduled to expire in twelve months, probably forcing either side again to the bargaining desk inside of months.

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