China comes out strongly against US-South Korea missile deal

July 8, 2016 4:15 AM

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BEIJING — The deployment of a US missile defence system in South Korea would "seriously damage" regional security in northeast Asia, China said on Friday, adding it strongly opposed the move.

The deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system, announced by the US and South Korea on Friday, would "seriously damage the strategic security interests of countries in the region including China", Beijing’s foreign ministry said in a statement posted online.

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