South Korea Postpones Military Data Pact With Japan

June 29, 2012 by admin
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SEOUL, South Korea — Faced with mounting political pressure at home, the South Korean government on Friday abruptly postponed the signing of its first military cooperation pact with Japan since World War II.

Now the fate of the agreement has become uncertain as South Korea’s political parties look ahead to a presidential election later this year.

The government and opposition parties agreed Friday to convene the National Assembly on Monday, and the Foreign Ministry said the session would give it a chance to explain and seek parliamentary support for the pact.

The opposition and other government critics bitterly accused the government of trying to rush the agreement through without adequate public debate.

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