China is deeply concerned over discussion of US Missile Defense system deployment in South Korea
BEIJING: China is deeply concerned over official negotiations on deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea.
Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed that the advance deployment is dangerous for regional peace and stability and would increase the tensions and reverse efforts to address the current situation.
South Korea and US are willing to start official negotiations for deploying a latest missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) on Korean Peninsula.
“The Korea-US alliance had no choice but to take such a defense action because North Korea staged a strategic provocation and is refusing to have a genuine dialogue on denuclearisation," Yoo said in a joint briefing with Lieutenant General Thomas Vandal, commander of the US Eighth Army based in South Korea.