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    South Korean Defense Ministry said that US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) systems will protect up to two-thirds of South Korean territory from missiles from North Korea.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) The US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) systems will protect up to two-thirds of South Korean territory from missiles from North Korea, South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

    "South Korea and the U.S.' joint working group have proposed the Seongju area, North Gyeongsang Province, as the optical place for the deployment… and the countries' defense ministers have approved it," the ministry said in a statement as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.

    "[The placement would] more firmly secure the safety of ur people in one half to two third of South Korea's entire territory while dramatically increasing the capacity to defend key state facilities like nuclear power plants and oil refining installations as well as the South Korea-U.S. alliance forces," the statement," the statement read.


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