US Department of State GSOMIA maintenance in South Korea
Regarding Korea ’s decision to abolish military information comprehensive protection agreement = GSOMIA, a senior official of the US State Department expressed concern to the Korean government, saying, “There is a risk of weakening the US military and the Korean military in Korea” I made it clear that I was working to not destroy it.
The US has criticized and expressed strong concern over South Korea's decision to abolish the military information comprehensive protection agreement with Japan, GSOMIA.
In this regard, a senior official of the US State Department responded to NHK and other interviews on the 27th, “It was damaged even though we achieved a high level of security cooperation. "I explained that behind the strong criticism of the United States, there is a concern that the destruction of GSOMIA could adversely affect the US military in Korea.
After that, he said, “The possibility of survival of the agreement has been greatly impaired, but it has not completely disappeared and may be restored.” did.
Also, when GSOMIA ends, Japan and Korea will share information not directly, but through the United States, and another State Department official who attended said, “It's cumbersome, inefficient and almost useless against the crisis ”Emphasized the idea that GSOMIA should be continued to cope with North Korea and other countries.