South Korea's president wants to talk to the US about more missile defences after North Korea's ICBM test

THAAD missile test AlaskaLeah Garton/Missile Defence AgencyA Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak during Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18 on July 11, 2017.

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered discussions to be held with the United States on deploying additional THAAD anti-missile defence units following North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, his office said on Saturday.
Moon also wanted the United Nations Security Council to discuss new and stronger sanctions against the North, the presidential Blue House said following a National Security Council meeting.

Two units of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system have been deployed by the U.S. military in a southern South Korean region, with four more planned but delayed over concerns about their environmental impact.

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