South Korea will intercept Russian and Chinese missiles if these countries attempt to deliver a strike on the US anti-ballistic missile system THAAD due to be deployed in the country next year, Defense Minister Han Min-goo told Yonhap news agency on Wednesday.

“If missiles of China or Russia are fired at us, then of course we will shoot them down,” Han said, noting that the interception will be carried out by the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

The minister reminded that the deployment of this system in South Korea is aimed at protecting it from North Korea’s missiles and is not threatening the security of other countries.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry earlier said that the deployment of the THAAD system in South Korea may escalate tensions in the region and create difficulties for solving the problems on the Korean Peninsula.

The ministry stressed that Russia had warned of dangerous outcome of such a decision. “Moscow considers this step as leading to buildup of potential of the Asia Pacific segment of the US missile shield and undermining the existing strategic balances in the Asia Pacific region and beyond it,” the ministry said.

Beijing has also said that the actions of Washington and Seoul on the THAAD deployment could seriously affect China’s strategic security.

TASS

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Michelle Tapley
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Michelle Tapley

Lol

Angelique Rockas
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Why should Russia and China attack US missiles- when USA is the aggressor – spreading missile defences all over the place

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They should not attack but step up the gear they sell on the global weapon market…

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Says the puppet South Korea.

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THAAD only useful against targets predetermine ted trajectory ( thats what thee tested against)

Iskander kill this

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Éire_Friotaíocht

American puppets..

Mark O Meara
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Tom Wiesmore

I wasn’t aware that South Korea was even relevant anymore

James Portugal Bustillo
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James Portugal Bustillo

yes, they are a simple US colony….

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Blackhawk

Come on people let’s be serious about this. The puppet just talk.

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Blackhawk

This people have no brains they just keep raising the stakez higher. Damned all to h**l!!!

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@shinobi22427722 idiots, if its an attack on the THAAD installation by a major power, they will saturate it. 0 survivability.

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No problem : they won’t be a single THAAD battery and Israel will be pleased to sell Iron Dome+Iron Beam to have a swarming protection…
Nevertheless, China is not a major problem for SK, the threat being viewed as being NK while NK sees SK+muricans as a threat and China sees US presence as a threat…
In fact, all should better chill out as there are better things to do than a stupid cold war revival…

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Mark Hayden

Wow. Looks like it could be used by South Korea /US defenses against Russia and China.The loss of trust becomes worse and worse.

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batavian01

Russia will offset the threat with one of its own. That’s how escalation towards a major war begins. IMHO, SK are dumb to play along. They don’t really gain advantage of any sort but will doubtlessly be added to Russia’s target list. Dumb.