May 20, 2024
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State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea

Equipment would support South Korea's F-35 airplanes, State Department says

The U.S. plans to sell $675 million in new military equipment to South Korea, the State Department said on Friday.

The announcement -- which includes spare parts, testing and training equipment, and "support and services" for Seoul's F-35 fighter jets -- comes as Washington and Seoul remain locked in a dispute over the issue of "burden sharing," or how much money South Korea should have to pay for the U.S. military presence on the peninsula.

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