Beijing’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang condemned the deployment of the anti-ballistic missile system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) saying it undermines the national security interests of China.
“China strongly urges the United States and South Korea to stop actions that worsen regional tensions and harm China’s strategic security interests and cancel the deployment of the THAAD system and withdraw the equipment,” Mr Shuang said. “Cancel the deployment of THAAD. Otherwise China will decisively take necessary measures.”
South Korea and the US says the purpose of THAAD is to defend against North Korean missiles but China is concerned the system’s powerful radar could penetrate its territory and undermine its security.
The United States began moving the first elements of the system to South Korea in March after the North tested four ballistic missiles.
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