South Korea's Park gets personal in US missile system row

President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday evoked memories of her parents’ assassination as she hit back at opposition to the planned deployment of an advanced US anti-missile system in South Korea. The defence ministry announced last month that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system, or THAAD, will be installed in Seongju — a rural county about 200 kilometres (135 miles) southeast of Seoul — by the end of next year. The decision was predicated on the growing threat posed by North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programme.

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