US to deploy THAAD system to S Korea ‘as soon as possible’

The United States is set to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to South Korea in the wake of the North’s missile tests, deemed menacing by Seoul and Washington

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement at a joint press conference along with their South Korean counterparts, Han Min-goo and Yun Byung-se in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.

Kerry attacked Pyongyang for its missile tests, saying the THAAD system would be deployed “as soon as possible.”

“Now more than ever, the actions and the policies of North Korea are at the forefront of all of our concerns. The DPRK’s latest nuclear test and its repeated ballistic missile tests are a threat to regional stability, and yet another blatant example of a violation of multiple US Security Council resolutions,” Kerry said. “There should be no doubt that the United States will do whatever is necessary to defend ourselves and to honor…

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