Moon Slams Japan for Trade Measure


Seoul, Aug. 2 (Jiji Press)--South Korean President Moon Jae-in criticized Japan on Friday for removing his country from its list of trusted trading partners qualified for preferential treatment in export procedures.

"This is a very reckless decision," Moon said at a cabinet meeting. "I express profound regret."

The South Korean government later said it will remove Japan from its list of trusted trading partners to tighten controls on exports to the country.

Seoul warned that it will boost preparations to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Japan's export controls.

A senior South Korean government official said Seoul is also considering revising a bilateral military intelligence-sharing pact, known as the General Security of Military Information Agreement.

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