By Lee Chi-dong
SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Friday it has an "original" agreement with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system here as soon as possible.
It was in response to President Moon Jae-in's view that the deployment process has been "accelerated for some reason" that he does not know.
He has apparently questioned the transparency of the related procedures, especially at home.
"Originally, the alliance decided to deploy THAAD as soon as able in order to substantially improve our layered missile defense against North Korean missile threats," a USFK spokesperson told Yonhap News Agency.
She would not discuss specifics on the timeline, however, citing "operational security reasons."
The official stressed that the U.S. "trusts" South Korea's official stance that the THAAD deployment was an "alliance decision."
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