S. Korea dismisses China warning on US missile system

US soldiers walk past South Korean anti-war activists holding a rally against talks on deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul on February 23, 2016South Korea Wednesday dismissed China’s warning that the planned deployment of a US missile defence system could damage ties, stressing that it was to counter “growing threats” from North Korea. “The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system (THAAD) is a measure of self-defence against growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea,” presidential spokesman Jeong Yeon-Guk said.

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