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China Demands “Immediate Halt” Of US Missile Shield Deployment In South Korea

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  • China Demands “Immediate Halt” Of US Missile Shield Deployment In South Korea
    by Tyler Durden,
    As we pointed out earlier today, Reuters cited US military officials who said that the U.S. military’s THAAD anti-missile defense system has “reached initial intercept capability” in South Korea, although they added that it would not be fully operational for some months. Just hours after the announcement, Beijing lashed out at DC and demanded an “immediate halt” to the controversial US missile shield. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang voiced the government’s position against the move during a briefing on Tuesday.

    “We oppose the deployment of the US missile system to South Korea and call on all parties to immediately stop this process
    . We are ready to take necessary measures to protect our interests,” he said according to AFP, adding that “China’s position on the THAAD issue has not changed.”

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May 3, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , ,

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