The North Korean authorities threatened to respond harshly to the extension of a missile defense system to be deployed in the United States and South Korea.
The harsh rhetoric of the people's army of North Korea (kPa) for the first time commented on the desire of the United States and South Korea to place a missile defense system, as in the United States and South Korea announced Friday that they are in the final stage of negotiations about where will be deployed the missile defense system.
THAAD can shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles at incredible speed and height, and is used in the US for many years to protect their military units.
Recall, North Korea on Saturday had tested another ballistic missile. The launch was unsuccessful. In June, North Korea has released 2 ballistic missile medium-range Musudan class from the Eastern part of the Korean Peninsula. South Korea condemned the thesis of the test, calling it a "clear violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council."
China and Russia see THAAD as a threat to security and were quick to Express serious concern. "Any excuse to deploy (THAAD) would be unjustified," said the Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi on Saturday for the official media. He therefore called on the parties "to act in an appropriate manner, and to avoid committing serious errors." In turn, South Korea confirmed that THAAD is purely defensive in nature and will be used only against nuclear and missile threats of North Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday that North Korea's actions threaten the lives of the Korean people. THAAD is aimed solely against the threat from North Korea.
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