Seoul and Washington say they’re close to deciding when and where in South Korea an advanced U.S. missile defense system will be deployed to cope with growing threats from North Korea.
Seoul and Washington launched formal talks on deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, after North Korea conducted a nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch earlier this year.
China, Russia and North Korea all oppose the THAAD deployment, which critics say could help U.S. radar spot missiles from other countries.
Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Friday that Seoul and Washington will quickly deploy the system because North Korea’s weapons pose a big threat to the region.
It says they’re in the final stages of determining the best place for THAAD.
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