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South Korea: Protesters clash with police over deployment of US THAAD missiles02:42

South Korea: Protesters clash with police over deployment of US THAAD missiles

Korea, Republic of, Seongju
September 6, 2017 at 20:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with police near the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) base in Seongju on Wednesday, over the deployment of more rocket launchers of the missile defence system.Seoul and Washington started talks on the deployment of the THAAD system in July 2016; and parts of the missile defence battery have already been deployed. The system's deployment comes amidst rising tensions between the US and North Korea over the latter's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.China has heavily criticised the US decision to deploy the weapons system on the Korean peninsula, saying that the move creates instability in the region.

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Protesters clashed with police near the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) base in Seongju on Wednesday, over the deployment of more rocket launchers of the missile defence system.Seoul and Washington started talks on the deployment of the THAAD system in July 2016; and parts of the missile defence battery have already been deployed. The system's deployment comes amidst rising tensions between the US and North Korea over the latter's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.China has heavily criticised the US decision to deploy the weapons system on the Korean peninsula, saying that the move creates instability in the region.

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