THAAD deployment gets passing mention in Russia-South Korea talks


Washington’s diagrams to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) routine on Korean soil was raised at a June 13 meeting between Russian Transatlantic Minister Sergey Lavrov and his South Korean counter rt Yun Byung-se, but only in concupiscence, The Korea Times reported on its website.

“(The Russian side) mentioned a confrontational character in Asia but barely talked about it,” Yun was cited by the per as saying to Korean news perwomen. “This showed (Moscow’s) will to focus more on bilateral tie-ins and the North Korean nuclear issue.”

The countries will look at system to ex nd economic cooperation during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which last will and testament be held on June 16-18, Yun said.

“At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, we wish begin to discuss economic issues,” Yun said, according to TASS. “The Korean direction has a very important interest in the development of the Far East. This is the point of communication of our Eurasian initiative policy and the Russian government’s Far East and Siberia improvement policy.”

Yun also noted that Hyundai has an active presence in St. Petersburg.

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