S. Korea to Disclose Site for US Missile Defense

S. Korea to Disclose Site for US Missile Defense

The site in South Korea, which will be the base for an advanced US missile defense system that the government says is designed to cope with North Korean threats, will be announced on Wednesday, Seoul officials said.
The planned announcement comes two days after North Korea threatened to take unspecified “psychical” measures once the location for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is disclosed.
China and Russia also oppose the system that they believe help US radars spot missiles in their countries. Seoul and Washington say the missile system only targets North Korea, AP reported.
South Korean media reported the southeastern rural town of Seongju has been picked as the site. Seoul’s Defense Ministry would not comment, saying a formal announcement will be made Wednesday afternoon.
Residents in several villages rumored to be candidate sites for the THAAD system have already launched protests, citing fears that the electromagnetic waves that THAAD radar systems emit can possibly cause health hazards. Local Sangju leaders said they plan to make a protest visit to the Defense Ministry in Seoul on Wednesday.
Seoul and Washington launched formal talks on the THAAD deployment after North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test and carried about a long-range rocket launch earlier this year.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/vGIYk7
  1. http://goo.gl/o4a0zd
  • http://goo.gl/UX3JX6
  • http://goo.gl/U3ObuV
  • http://goo.gl/BsrLKr
  • http://goo.gl/11ZDJ8

You can also read ...

Brazil Forces Sent to Venezuela Border After Migrant Clashes
Brazil’s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of...
Major Iraqi Political Factions in Coalitions Talks
Iraq’s Sairoon Alliance led by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is...
Korean Families Separated By War Reunite Briefly
A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North...
Indonesia’s Lombok Jolted by More Strong Quakes, Leaving 10 Dead
A series of quakes including a powerful magnitude 6.9 tremor...
Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages From Taliban
Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern...
Knife Attacker Shot by Police Near Barcelona
A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead as...