As a Korean, this is the first time I've ever heard of this.
Maybe we should spent $711 million less towards our military expenditures in South Korea every year.
Is this about the Samsung washing machines exploding?
This is what is messed up with the world. Maybe I don’t understand but WHY would the country even have to think about going through some organization to sanction trade with us? Just don’t allow trade, make it illegal. Why is it so complicated?
Ever wonder if we're the bad guys?
Edit: this comment has been on a ride. Gained karma, lost it all, where will it go next
We can just make up for it by taking it out of their military aid.
Unless they’ve recently negotiated reunification with the North in secret, this seems like it may not be the smartest move to do at the present moment. I guess they could rely on the Japanese as middlemen for American arms and for military support, but something tells me there could be some resistance to the idea of Japanese ~~soldiers~~ self-defense forces marching into Korea if conflict ever ignites.
EDIT: I’m getting downvoted and yet the comments in the thread below don’t at all indicate that I’m wrong? My comment is saying it’s *unlikely* that Korea would turn to Japan, and so, with tensions running high on the peninsula, you would think sanctions on the US would come *after* things had cooled down some more.