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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea reverses decision to end GSOMIA intel pact with Japan

Condition of agreement is Japan's removal of export controls

South Korea had been under pressure from the U.S. to extend the intelligence-sharing arrangement with Japan. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)

TOKYO/SEOUL -- South Korea on Friday told Japan that it would reverse its decision to end the two U.S. allies' intelligence-sharing agreement -- hours before its expiration.

Seoul said a condition of the agreement was Japan's removal of restrictions on shipments to South Korea. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday that it will restart talks with South Korea on the export controls issue.

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