Trump not seeking to curb US forces in South Korea: US national security adviser

Reuters Washington, DC, USA May 04, 2018, 07.43 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump attends the National Teacher of the Year awards ceremony at the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 2. Photograph:( Reuters )

US President Donald Trump has not asked the Pentagon for options to reduce US forces based in South Korea, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a statement on Friday.

His comment comes after the New York Times, citing several people briefed on the deliberations, reported on Thursday that the president was seeking options to curb the number of American troops stationed in South Korea.