07 September, 2017
While North Korea claimed to possess a hydrogen bomb a year ago, seismologists refuted the claim, suggesting that the subsequent quake from that nuclear test was too small to have been the product of a pure fusion weapon. "But as I said, we have many options to do so". Meanwhile, hundreds of local residents and activists are gathered near the US base protesting the deployment.
As North Korea ramps up its efforts to develop a hydrogen bomb capable of striking the continental United States, the USA and its allies are doubling down on efforts to remind Pyongyang that a war on the Korean Peninsula is one it will lose.
President Moon ordered officials to consult with the US on the temporary deployment of the four additional THAAD launchers, following the North's launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28th.
The White House said Trump and Turnbull "confirmed that their two countries will intensify joint efforts to denuclearize North Korea".
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to defend its South Korean ally, warning once more that any North Korean threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo is encouraging the United States to regularly deploy "strategy assets", like aircraft carriers and nuclear bombers in the country.
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea threaten to have devastating consequences for South Korea.
Geng Shuang, the Ministry's spokesman, stated during a press conference held late this afternoon that deployment of the missile defence system will only serve to sabotage the regional balance and exacerbate tension in the Korean Peninsula, thepaper.com reported.
USFK adds 4 launchers to THAAD as protesters clash with police
Once the land is handed over to the USA military, no South Korean citizen would legally be allowed to enter the site.
South Korea's defense ministry said Wednesday that the US military will install the four additional THAAD launcher early Thursday morning.
Four more rocket launchers will be installed this week at the United States missile defence base in South Korea, the Ministry of National Defence said today. There are now two THAAD launchers in operation at the Seongju base.
Leftist South Korean president Moon Jae-in opposed the further implementation of the THAAD system without further government inspection of, among other priorities, the environmental effect of installing it as a candidate.
The system has a radar that can see deep into Chinese territory.
They also agreed to keep cooperating in a campaign to apply "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang in order to force its leadership to abandon the nuclear and missile programs, said the ministry.
Russian Federation and China are concerned over the deployment of these systems in the area.
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