U.S., South Korea close to cost-sharing deal for U.S. troops: Report


by The Washington Times

The Washington Times— Negotiators in Washington and Seoul reportedly are close to striking a deal on a new cost-sharing agreement for U.S. military troops based in South Korea. The deal will likely be a multiyear agreement by Seoul for a 13% increase in funding — the same figure they suggested in 2020 as

The Washington Times—South Korea denies deal to release Iranian funds frozen by U.S. sanctions. South Korean officials are denying claims by Iran that they have released billions of dollars in frozen Iranian oil sale revenues as the two sides negotiate the fate of a Korean oil tanker seized by Tehran last month. Iranian press accounts, citing Central Bank of Iran Gov. Abdolnasser Hemmati, claimed

The Washington Times—U.S., Japan extend $1.9 billion deal to cover costs of American troops. Washington and Tokyo finalized a $1.9 billion deal this week to cover the costs of the roughly 55,000 American troops stationed in Japan. The deal extends the current U.S.-Japan arrangement for another year, through March 2022, according to Japan's Kyodo News. The next annual payment of about $1.9 billion is

www.washingtontimes.com—U.S., Japan extend $1.9 billion deal to cover costs of American troops. Washington and Tokyo finalized a $1.9 billion deal this week to cover the costs of the roughly 55,000 American troops stationed in Japan. The deal extends the current U.S.-Japan arrangement for another year, through March 2022, according to Japan's Kyodo News. The next annual payment of about $1.9 billion is