10 June 2017

News Story: THAAD in S. Korea comes up at White House discussions, Mattis - State Department

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's decision to suspend the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system was a topic when U.S. President Donald Trump held an Oval Office meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the State Department spokesperson said.

At the start of the regular briefing, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Tillerson met with Mattis for a working breakfast at her department Thursday morning, and the two secretaries later joined Trump at the White House and talked about "the ongoing situation on the Korean peninsula and also in the Gulf."

While responding to questions about Seoul's decision to suspend THAAD's deployment pending an environmental assessment, Nauert said, "Those were parts of the conversations that he (Tillerson) had today with Secretary Mattis, and also at the White House."

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