South Korea has reaffirmed its position on ending its intel-sharing pact with Japan.
A high level Blue House official told reporters that the decision to terminate the
General Security of Military Information Agreement was inevitable, as Japan cited national security as the reason to impose export curbs.
The official added that Seoul does not believe scrapping the agreement will affect ties with the U.S., dismissing concerns about possible damage to the alliance.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha also reiterated Seoul's stance, saying that unless Tokyo withdraws its trade restrictions, Seoul will let the intel-sharing pact to expire later this month.