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S.Korean president orders investigation into THAAD launchers delivery

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:21, May 30, 2017

SEOUL, May 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the unauthorized delivery of four more mobile launchers of the U.S. missile shield to the country.

Yoon Young-chan, chief presidential press secretary, told a press briefing that President Moon said it was "very shocking" after he was briefed by his top national security advisor Chung Eui-yong on the unauthorized delivery.

About two weeks before the May 9 presidential by-election, two mobile launchers and a radar for the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interception system were transported in the middle of night to a golf course at Soseong-ri village in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province.

THAAD is composed of six mobile launchers, 48 interceptors, a AN/TPY-2 radar and a fire and control unit.

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