Russian Defense Ministry: THAAD deployment not only about deterring ‘North Korean threat’
Oct11

Russian Defense Ministry: THAAD deployment not only about deterring ‘North Korean threat’

Moscow does not accept North Korea’s nuclear ambitions but is concerned about the deployment of US missile defense system in South Korea, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Tuesday at the Xiangshan security forum in China. “We do not accept North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and insist on Pyongyang’s firm implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions. At the same time, we are concerned about...

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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles; China opposes THAAD
Sep05

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles; China opposes THAAD

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles Monday morning, according to South Korea’s military. The missiles were fired from areas around Hwangju county, in North Hwanghae province, towards the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said in a statement. Officials said the launch was believed to be of mid-range Rodong missiles, and flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) “without giving any prior navigational...

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China, Russia reiterate concern over THAAD deployment in South Korea
Jul29

China, Russia reiterate concern over THAAD deployment in South Korea

China and Russia have again voiced serious concern over the deployment of the United States anti-ballistic missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. At a fourth meeting on Northeast Asia security held in Moscow on Thursday, Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov noted that such an unilateral and non-constructive action taken by...

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S.Korea warns of DPRK’s readiness for nuke test amid activity in test site
Jul18

S.Korea warns of DPRK’s readiness for nuke test amid activity in test site

South Korea on Monday (July 18) warned of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s readiness for its fifth nuclear test amid worries about increased activity in its main nuclear test site. Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a press briefing that the DPRK appeared to have been in a state of conducting another nuclear test at any time, saying the government is maintaining a full readiness and...

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China will take measures in response to THAAD deployment in South Korea
Jul11

China will take measures in response to THAAD deployment in South Korea

The Chinese government will take response measures if US missile defense system is deployed on the territory of South Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told a regular briefing on Monday (July 11). “The decision to deploy THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) on the Korean Peninsula will not contribute to ensuring peace and stability there, as well as it will not facilitate the process of resolving Korea’s...

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