Russia to deploy missiles in response to THAAD in S Korea

Moscow, July 8 (IANS) Russia on Friday warned that missile units could be deployed in the country’s eastern part in response to the deployment of the US missile defence system THAAD in South Korea.

Russia’s Arms Committee at the Federation Council said it would work out certain decisions with the Defence Ministry on military planning including deployment of missile and ground units, so as to counter the influence of the US deploying its missile defence system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defence in South Korea.

“We will take into consideration the decision on deployment of US missile defence in South Korea for our military planning,” the committee’s deputy chairman Evgeny Serebrennikov said.

Earlier in the day, South Korea and the US announced their final decision to deploy the THAAD in the US Forces Korea stationed on the Korean peninsula to tackle North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

–IANS

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