Japan slams South Korea’s decision to scrap intelligence-sharing pact
Japan has slammed South Korea’s decision to end an intelligence-sharing agreement, saying the pact is vital for regional security. Tokyo is particularly concerned about the growing security threat posed by North Korea. The agreement — which was due for automatic renewal over the weekend — allowed the two US allies to share information on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes. However, Seoul abruptly terminated it on Aug 22 amid a deterioration of bilateral ties.
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