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Minister to clarify Seoul's position on THAAD in talks with Mattis

All Headlines 17:08 June 02, 2017

SINGAPORE, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Friday he will deliver the new South Korean government's position on the issue of deploying the THAAD missile defense system in talks here with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis this week.

They are scheduled to meet bilaterally on the sidelines of the Asia Security Summit to open later in the day.

"With regard to THAAD, the president (Moon Jae-in) said a process is needed to secure domestic procedural justification," Han told reporters, as he arrived in Singapore to attend the so-called Shanggri-La Dialogue.

The minister added he would convey Moon's message to the U.S. secretary in their meeting on Saturday.

Han also said he plans to make clear that there will be "no change" in the ongoing THAAD deployment itself.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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