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Japan-South Korea rift

Abe pays 'consequence' but Moon is 'an amateur' -- South Koreans

Liberal and conservative camps react to Seoul's pulling out of intel pact

South Korea's public reactions are mixed.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's public reactions to the government's decision to pull out of an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan are mixed.

Liberal media outlets published positive reactions to the move, while their conservative counterparts conveyed concern over creating a fracture in a three-way security alliance that also includes the U.S. These conservative bastions said President Moon Jae-in's liberal government used the issue for domestic political gain.

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