S Korea considering no more THAAD deployment: FM

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South Korea’s foreign minister says Seoul is not considering any additional deployment of a controversial US missile system, THAAD, which has sparked anger both inside and outside the country. Addressing lawmakers in parliament on Monday, Kang Kyung-wha said, “We are not considering any additional THAAD deployment.” The first pieces of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) started arriving at the Osan Air Base in South Korea in March this year. A THAAD battery, comprising six interceptor launchers and a radar, was also sent by the US military to the air base in April.
A THAAD battery is capable of firing up to 48 interceptor missiles and consists of six truck-mounted launchers, fire control.—Agencies

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