South Korea seeks US intervention to heal deepening rift with Japan over hi-tech export restrictions

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South Korea has intensified diplomatic efforts to involve the US in its bitter dispute with Japan, holding high-level meetings in Washington and warning of the negative impact on global trade if the stand-off is not resolved.Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone and conveyed South Korea’s concerns over Japan’s “undesirable” export restrictions affecting hi-tech materials, the foreign ministry said.“Minister Kang said Japan’s trade restrictions could…

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