The North Korean flag flies outside the country's embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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South Korea said Wednesday the issue of U.S. troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is signed.South Korean presidential adviser and academic Moon Chung-in said it would be difficult to justify the presence of U.S. forces in South Korea if a peace treaty was signed after the two Koreas agreed at an historic summit last week to put an end to the Korean conflict.The U.S. currently has around 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea, which North Korea has long demanded be removed as one of the conditions for giving up its nuclear and missile programs.
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