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China FM: THAAD could jeopardize, threaten China's security interests

All Headlines 00:35 February 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Yonhap) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China's national security interests could be "jeopardized or threatened" by the THAAD missile defense system the U.S. is considering deploying to South Korea.

Wang made the remark during a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, saying the "X-band radar" associated with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system could reach far beyond the Korean Peninsula and into China.

"In other words, China's legitimate national security interests may be jeopardized or threatened," he said. "We believe that China's legitimate security concerns must be taken into account and a convincing explanation must be provided to China."

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