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    Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the United States Forces Korea (USFK) and released by Yonhap on March 7, 2017. Picture taken on March 6, 2017

    South Korean President Wants to Resolve THAAD Problem in Talks With US, China

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    Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he is ready to engage in "sincere negotiations" with both the United States and China in an attempt to resolve the issue of the Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment in the Asian nation.

    SEOUL (Sputnik) — Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that he was ready to settle the problem of the Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployed by the United States in the country in discussions with both Washington and Beijing.

    "In order to settle the THAAD problem, I will be engaged in sincere negotiations with the United States and China," Moon said in a speech delivered at the inauguration ceremony broadcast by local TV channels.

    Moon Jae-in also said during the inauguration ceremony held in the country's parliament and broadcast by media outlets that there is a possibility that he would visit North Korea in future under certain circumstances.

    Moon Jae-in from the South Korean Democratic Party on Wednesday became the new president of the Asian nation with support of 41.1 percent of voters, the NEC said.


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