MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in February, Pentagon said that Washington and Seoul planned to begin talks on deploying the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea to defend the region against North Korea’s development of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
"We think that the China's concerns regarding security should be taken into consideration and China should be provided with reasonable explanations. I do not think that we ask for too much. It is a sound position," Xi said, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the United States.
On February 7, North Korea launched a satellite atop a long-range rocket, defying a UN Security Council resolution which bans Pyongyang from launching rockets that could be used as ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads.