14 June 2017

News Story: Vice defense chief visits THAAD site

SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's vice defense minister recently made a visit to the deployment site of a U.S. missile defense system amid political controversy here, an official said Tuesday.

Suh Choo-suk, who took office last Wednesday, is a member of the inter-agency task force to follow up President Moon Jae-in's call for a review of "domestic procedures" associated with the deployment of THAAD at a former golf course in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

"He visited the THAAD site in Seongju on Sunday," the government official said, requesting anonymity.

The visit was intended to get more information on the THAAD deployment by the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), he added.

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