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    In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, a truck carrying parts of U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017.

    South Korea Rejects Trump’s $1 Billion Bill for THAAD Missile Shield

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    South Korea said it won't pay for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country after US President Trump said in an interview with Reuters he would like to get $1 billion from Seoul for protecting it from Pyongyang's possible attacks.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday the United States should pay the costs of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, local media reported.

    The military’s statement, seen by the Yonhap news agency, reiterated that its position on the deployment of a US anti-missile system on Korean soil remained unchanged, meaning Washington had to pay.

    The response came after President Donald Trump said, in an interview with Reuters, he wanted South Korea to pay for the $1-billion defense system, stationed in the country to shield it from a possible missile attack by North Korea.

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