Mis­sile shield stayed

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

SEOUL: South Korea’s pres­i­den­tial Blue House said that the coun­try would sus­pend an ad­di­tional de­ploy­ment of the US Ter­mi­nal High Al­ti­tude Area De­fence mis­sile sys­tem un­til the com­ple­tion of a green au­dit.

A se­nior of­fi­cial said that ad­di­tional de­ploy­ment would be de­cided only af­ter com­plet­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal eval­u­a­tion.

Around two weeks be­fore the coun­try’s pres­i­den­tial by-elec­tion on May 9, part of the sys­tem el­e­ments, in­clud­ing radar and two mo­bile launch­ers, were trans­ported to a golf course at Soseong-ri vil­lage in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang prov­ince. Xin­hua

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