Since South Korea in 2017 installed an advanced US missile defence system to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, local protestors have held rallies and sit-ins against the move. Photo: AP
Since South Korea in 2017 installed an advanced US missile defence system to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, local protestors have held rallies and sit-ins against the move. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Korea moves to improve US-made THAAD system despite domestic opposition

  • South Korea has formed a committee to assess the environmental impact of the system and aims to conclude the evaluation in the first half of 2023
  • County residents and activists have staged daily sit-ins to block access to the construction site

Since South Korea in 2017 installed an advanced US missile defence system to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, local protestors have held rallies and sit-ins against the move. Photo: AP
Since South Korea in 2017 installed an advanced US missile defence system to counter nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, local protestors have held rallies and sit-ins against the move. Photo: AP
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