WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States is ready to quickly move the remaining pieces of THAAD system into South Korea, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Monday.
"We are certainly ready to move additional pieces in as quickly as we can," Davis told reporters when asked about THAAD.
However, on Friday, North Korea conducted their second intercontinental ballistic missile test in less than a month. This latest provocation triggered Moon’s decision to resume deliveries of additional THAAD components.
Washington and Seoul have a similar stance with regard to the so-called North Korean threat, an issue which is becoming more pressing with the increasing number of missile tests by Pyongyang. In July last year, the United States and South Korea agreed to deploy the THAAD system in South Korea's Seongju County, North Gyeongsang province.