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Trump Ties South Korea Trade Deal to North Korea Talks

Posted April 02, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Agence France-Press)

US President Donald Trump warned on Thursday (Mar 29) that he may delay implementation of a renegotiated trade deal with South Korea until after planned nuclear talks with North Korea.

Trump offered no explanation for the apparent threat, which came just a day after he hailed the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) as a victory for his get-tough stance on commerce.

“I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea, does everybody understand that? You know why? Because it’s a very strong card,” Trump said in a speech in Ohio.

“South Korea has been wonderful, but we’ll probably hold that deal up for a little while, see how it plays out.” Click here to read more.