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South Korea, Japan extend military intelligence pact

Skeptical Moon sticks with deal amid increasing threat from North Korea

TOKYO -- Japan and South Korea will extend their agreement to share military intelligence for another year amid rising nuclear and missile provocations from Pyongyang.

The continuation of the General Security of Military Information Agreement had been in doubt. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office in May, had hinted at a re-evaluation of the pact during his election campaign. But Moon did not act to cancel the agreement before Thursday's deadline.

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