Published on Mar 7, 2017
Video shows USA deploying THAAD Missile Defense System to South Korea to send a message to North Korea over North Koreas recent missile tests despite Chinas concern and demonstration footage of the THAAD System in action during THAAD launches.
The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defence system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, US Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China.
The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong -un had personally supervised Monday’s missile launches by an army unit that is positioned to strike US bases in Japan, stepping up threats against Washington as US troops conduct joint military exercises with South Korea.
The United States and Japan have requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on the latest North Korean missile launches, which will likely be scheduled for Wednesday, diplomats said.
The planned installation of the US anti-missile defence system has led to a diplomatic standoff between China and South Korea.
China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.