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DPRK urges South Korea to cancel THAAD deployment

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 12:44, May 28, 2017

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has urged South Korea to cancel the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the United States, official media said Sunday.

The Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea as saying on Saturday that people from all walks of life in South Korea are increasingly demanding the cancellation of THAAD deployment.

"To deploy THAAD or to withdraw it would serve as a cornerstone discerning the acts of sycophancy toward outsiders from the stand of prioritizing the nation, and there should be no compromise here," said the committee.

It slammed South Korean conservatives for defending the deployment and criticized the new South Korean government for adopting "an ambivalent approach to the public demand for the withdrawal of THAAD."

Some South Korean politicians have recently hinted at a freeze of the THAAD deployment in exchange for the DPRK to stop its nuclear and missile tests.

The former South Korean government agreed to let the United States deploy THAAD last year. This decision has also met with strong opposition from China and Russia.



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