World News: 10:14 GMT Friday 2nd August 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
A South Korean presidential official says Seoul will consider ending a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo as part of countermeasures against Japan's decision to downgrade the trade status of its neighbor. Kim Hyun-chong, deputy director of South Korea's presidential National Security Office, said Friday his government will review whether it could continue sharing sensitive military information with Japan when it continues to claim bilateral trust has deteriorated while justifying its trade curbs. Kim says Japan has 'insulted' South Korea by questioning Seoul's credibility in controlling the exports of arms and items that can be used both for civilian and military purposes without citing any specific evidence of problems.
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