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Secretary Mattis says U.S. troop presence in ROK not on agenda of U.S.-DPRK summit

Thursday evening’s Yomiuri highlighted remarks made during a Senate hearing on Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Mattis, who projected that the U.S. military presence in South Korea will not be discussed in the planned U.S.-DPRK summit. The Pentagon leader reportedly stressed that American troops are stationed on the Korean Peninsula to ensure stability. The daily added that the Secretary was apparently attempting to alleviate Japanese and South Korean concerns that at his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un President Trump might raise the subject as a quid pro quo for denuclearization.  

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