July 15, 2020

DPRK media condemns U.S. for “anachronistic” demands over military cost-sharing
Washington reportedly demanding Seoul pay USD$1 billion under new agreement

North Korean state media on Wednesday weighed into an increasingly contentious debate between the U.S. and South Korea over military cost-sharing on the peninsula, condemning Washington's demands that Seoul contribute more as “anachronistic.”

The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), said American demands that South Korea shoulder more of the costs of U.S. troop presence in Korea demonstrated its “real intention to consider South Korea not as ‘ally’ but as a means to satisfy its greed."