A look at US candidates from Korea

An op-ed in The Korea Times weighs US candidates’ positions on Korea, including the KORUS FTA and ongoing six-party talks over North Korea’s denuclearization.

In sum, McCain supports free trade deals with South Korea, as well as continuing with the established framework of six-party negotiations involving Japan, China and Russia, as well as the two Koreas and the US. Obama is less clear on free trade, though from his statements one gathers he would not back a free trade deal. He has also spoken about departing from six way talks to embrace a more international effort on non-proliferation.

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