Washington: The United States Senate has approved a draft law on its defense policy that restricts the withdrawal of troops from South Korea.

The Senate voted 86-14 to pass a law granting defense rights for fiscal year 2021 on Thursday, days after the House of Representatives passed the law.

The Senate bill bans the use of authorized funds to reduce the number of US troops stationed in South Korea from their current level of 28,500 to 90 days after the Defense Minister confirmed. This change meets two conditions. By: Chhouk Bora