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Abandonment of Korea-US FTA to Help N. Korea Drive Wedge between S. Korea and US

Exports in US-based think tanks point out one after another that not only is US President Donald Trump’s threatening to abandon the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) inadequate in the current situation but help North Korea easily reach its goal of undermining Korea-US relationships. “North Korea is trying to make the US and South Korea hate each other,” said Jon Wolfstahl, a former special assistant to the US President for national security and a senior director for nonproliferation and arms control at the National Security Council in the Obama administration and currently a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on September 3 (local time). “Scrapping the Korea-US FTA will help Kim Jong-un reach the goal...

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