China “Gravely Concerned”, Calls to Halt THAAD Amid ‘Shocking News’ of New Launchers (Video)
China “Gravely Concerned”, Calls to Halt THAAD Amid ‘Shocking News’ of New Launchers Video – DAHBOO
China’s state-owned media on Thursday criticized reports new THAAD anti-missile launchers were secretly brought into South Korea without approval from the Seoul government.
Citing a statement from Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesperson, China Daily said the communist nation is “gravely concerned” over reports about the new THAAD launchers. It also said the official indicated “deployment will severely damage China’s security interests and undermine the regional strategic balance.”
South Korean President Moon Jae-in was quoted this week as saying it was “very shocking” to learn that his own country’s Defense Ministry failed to report to him that an additional four launchers for the THAAD missile shield system have been brought into the country. The new launchers are in addition to two that had already been installed.