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U.S. Plans to Withdraw from Free Trade Agreement with S. Korea: Report


(Yonhap News Agency)

The United States plans to withdraw from its free trade agreement with South Korea, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing multiple sources close to the process.

U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed advisers to prepare for the withdrawal, the report said, adding several White House officials are trying to stop him.

“While it is still possible Trump could decide to stay in the agreement in order to renegotiate its terms, the internal preparations for terminating the deal are far along and the formal withdrawal process could begin as soon as this coming week,” the Post quoted the sources as saying on the condition of anonymity. Click here to read more.

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