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South Korea's Moon orders talks with U.S. to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test
July 28, 2017 / 6:28 PM / in 4 months

South Korea's Moon orders talks with U.S. to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered discussions to be held with the United States on deploying additional THAAD anti-missile defense units following North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, his office said on Saturday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Moon also wanted the United Nations Security Council to discuss new and stronger sanctions against the North, the presidential Blue House said following a National Security Council meeting.

Two units of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system have been deployed by the U.S. military in a southern South Korean region, with four more planned but delayed over concerns about their environmental impact.

Reporting by Jack Kim; editing by John Stonestreet

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