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Japan-South Korea rift

South Korea scraps intelligence sharing pact with Japan

Pompeo 'disappointed' while Abe stresses continued cooperation with US

South Korea's move comes on the back on a trade dispute between the two neighbors.

SEOUL -- South Korea decided to end an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, escalating a spat that has morphed from historical grievances into a trade dispute.

The decision was made at a National Security Council meeting on Thursday hosted by the presidential Blue House. On Friday, Seoul officially notified Japan. The agreement will expire on Nov. 22.

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