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Japan-South Korea rift

US pressure behind Seoul's 11th-hour pivot on GSOMIA intel pact

Japan-Korea tensions over trade and forced labor leave fate in limbo

SEOUL -- South Korea's last-minute decision Friday not to terminate an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan followed mounting pressure from the U.S. to salvage an arrangement that symbolizes security cooperation between two of its closest allies.

A U.S. State Department representative welcomed Seoul's decision to suspend the termination of the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, saying it "sends a positive message that like-minded allies can work through bilateral disputes."

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