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Turning to China: US presence in South Korea is being questioned

Seoul is annoyed by Washington – because the US apparently did not communicate its plans in advance to use military bases in South Korea and Japan for the temporary housing of refugees from Afghanistan. The US also wants to temporarily house refugees at bases in Spain, Germany, Kosovo, Bahrain and Italy. Song Young-gil, chairman of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party (DP), said the US should first consider other countries before bringing Afghan refugees to South Korea.

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