Russia’s Ambassador to Seoul appreciated the US presence on the Korean Peninsula

© AP Photo / PRNewsFoto/Lockheed MartinАмериканский missile complex THAAD system. Archival photoRussia’s Ambassador to Seoul appreciated the US presence on the Korean Peninsula© AP Photo / PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin

Increase the US military presence on the Korean Peninsula, including the installation of missile defense systems is beyond the scope of the solution to curb the «North Korean threat», said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Timonin.

«We believe that a continuous increase of armed US presence in the Korean Peninsula, including installation in the South American missile defense systems, clearly beyond the scope of solving the problem of deterrence, «the North Korean threat,» the Ambassador said.

In July 2016, after five months of negotiations, the U.S. and South Korea agreed on the deployment of THAAD, which would, if necessary, to intercept ballistic missiles of North Korea. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is designed for high-altitude natmosphere intercept missiles, allegedly of small and medium range.

The deployment of THAAD concern China and Russia. Japan expressed approval of these plans, noting that the location of the THAAD will contribute to peace and stability in the region.Russia’s Ambassador to Seoul appreciated the US presence on the Korean Peninsula© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka can fly rockets to the DPRK

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