President Moon’s national security adviser says S. Korea to assess environmental impact of THAAD deployment

 

President Moon Jae-in’s national security adviser has admitted that the full installation of the U.S. THAAD missile defense battery in South Korea could take longer than expected. Chung Eui-yong , head of the National Security Office, suggested on Thursday that Seoul was seeking a full-scale environmental impact study, before further progress is made in the deployment. Chung’s remarks came upon his arrival in Washington, where he’s due to hold talks with senior U.S. officials, and make arrangements for a summit between Presidents Moon and Trump. The THAAD battery in Korea achieved initial operational capability in late April with two launchers, and four additional launchers have since arrived to beef up the system.

 

 

 

 

정의용 청와대 국가안보실장은 고고도미사일방어체계 (사드) 배치완료까지 예상보다 시간이 더 소요될 것이라고 밝혔습니다. 정 안보실장은 1일 (목요일) 사드 배치를 완료하기에 앞서 철저한 환경영향평가를 실시하겠다고 밝혔습니다. 정 실장은 미국 워싱턴 DC를 찾으며 이 같이 밝혔고 미국 고위인사들과 만나 한미 정상회담에 대해서도 협의할 것으로 보입니다. 이미 4월 말 사드 발사대 2기가 들어왔으며 시스템 보강을 위해 4기가 추가 반입되었습니다.

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