The aim of South Korea is not to change its agreement with the U.S (United States) on the development of a U.S. anti-missile system and on friday the South’s top national privacy adviser said that it will continue to work nearly with Washington on this.
Chung Eui-yong told a news briefing that the decision to postpone the full deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system pending the review of its environmental impact was one of the domestic measure to ensure the democratic process.
On Wednesday, South Korean ally from U.S said that it would manage off on the installation of the remaining elements of the THAAD system, it on which China strongly objects to, until the environmental study was completed on that.
Due to the growing threat from the North the THAAD was introduced just to make protect South Korea and the U.S. forces in South Korea. Chung said that We won’t take this decision lightly.
In may During his successful campaign election, South Korean President Moon Jae-in promised to review the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense deployment decision, made by the government of his conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye.
Undermining the stability and its unsettling the regional balance China says the system’s powerful radar can penetrate deeply into its territory. China also says the system does nothing to deter North Korea.
According to South Korea and the United States the THAAD system is only aiming at defending against the North Korean missiles.Two launchers of the full six-launcher on THAAD battery, as well as its radar, have been installed at the site on what used to be the golf course near the southeastern city of the Seongju.
South Korea has said that Those elements will stay in place. On Wednesday,Moon’s office said that installation of the four additional launchers would be halted during the environmental assessment, which may take a well over the year, according to a senior administration official.
Chung said South Korea to discuss how to measures the strengthen its alliance with the United States and mention the growing threat from North Korea’s weapons programs during the summit set for Late june between Moon and U.S. President Donald.
On Friday, the foreign ministry said that Thomas Shannon, U.S. Under Secretary State will visit the Seoul next week to debate on the summit agenda, No date has been set yet.
North Korea has fairly conducted the two nuclear tests and also several tests of various missiles since the starting of last year, in defiance of U.N. sanctions. on Thursday, It checked a new part of land-to-sea missile off on its east coast .
Leader Kim Jong Un has spoken of his aim to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the mainland United States with a nuclear weapon.