NK takes THAAD controversy strategically

March 19, 2015 8:54 AM

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Although Beijing is pressing Seoul not to approve the U.S. plan by dispatching its high-ranking diplomat here, Pyongyang is not in the same boat with its biggest ally, with the North instead voicing concerns for Russia, which also opposes the missile defense system.

North Korea observers say the Kim Jong-un regime may attempt to take advantage of the THAAD deployment by mending fences with China, taking into consideration a possible rift between Seoul and Beijing.

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