China & Russia agree to strengthen opposition to US THAAD missile system
- China and Russia have agreed to intensify their opposition to the US' controversial THAAD missile defense system which is set to be deployed to South Korea, both countries have announced.
"Both sides said they will continue to strengthen their coordinated opposition to THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system)," the Chinese Foreign Ministry wrote on its website on Wednesday.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also released a statement, saying that "both parties emphasized that collective political and diplomatic efforts should be stepped up to ease tensions and initiate the process of military and political detente across the board in Northeast Asia, in order to create conditions conducive to resolving the nuclear issue, as well as other issue, on the Korean Peninsula."
It comes after the South Korean government signed a land swap deal with retail giant Lotte on Tuesday, which will see the company exchange a golf course for military-owned land near Seoul. The golf course will become the future home of THAAD.(Excerpt) Read more at: rt.com ...
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