“Korea hasn’t really paid for years”
“Kim Jong-un doesn’t seem to like Biden very much.”
|[그린빌=AP/뉴시스] Former President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Republican Party event in Greenville, North Carolina, USA on May 5, 2019. 2021.06.07.|
In the video of former President Trump’s speech at the Republican Party event in Greenville, North Carolina on the 5th, posted on the C-SPAN website on the 6th (local time), Trump mentioned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the issue of defense costs between the US and North Korea.
“Korea hasn’t really paid anything for years,” he said. “According to my contract, they had to pay billions of dollars.” He said if he had been re-elected, “it would have happened already.”
He added that South Korea wanted a five-year agreement, but he proposed a monthly one.
He said at the time to South Korea, “Why do we have to protect you? You took our television industry, you’re not paying for military protection, building ships and making everything to make money.”
He also claimed that if he had been re-elected and led the negotiations, he would have received “at least $5 billion (about 5.58 trillion won)” from South Korea.
He said the United States had protected South Korea for “85 years.” No basis was provided for the figure of 85 years. The USFK was established 64 years ago in 1957.
Former President Trump refused to approve the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), arguing that South Korea would have to pay $5 billion in defense cost-sharing, five times more than before. Accordingly, after the 10th SMA expired at the end of 2019, the two countries did not reach an SMA for over a year. In March, after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the two countries agreed to sign the 11th SMA to 1.18 trillion won, up 13.9 percent.
In addition, former President Trump said that a nuclear war with North Korea was unavoidable when he took office in 2017. Regarding Chairman Kim, whom he met three times during his tenure, “I got along well with him.”
He also boasted that he dealt well with Chairman Kim, who is “a different kind of person” from the average person, stating that Chairman Kim “looks like he doesn’t like President Biden very much.”
Regarding the meeting with Chairman Kim, he said to the effect that he “gived nothing” to North Korea. “It’s just a trip back and forth on an airplane,” he added. It is interpreted as a remark implying that the US-DPRK summit in Singapore and Hanoi did not have much meaning.
◎ Sympathetic press news [email protected]m
Source: 뉴시스 속보 by www.newsis.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of 뉴시스 속보 by www.newsis.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!