MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Yonhap news agency, the remark came amid speculations that THAAD could be integrated into a broader air defense system operated jointly by Washington and Tokyo.
"The information detected by the THAAD radar won't be going to Tokyo," the source said, as quoted by the media.
On July 8, Washington and Seoul announced that the two countries had reached an agreement to deploy the THAAD in South Korea. The THAAD system is designed to intercept short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles at the terminal incoming stage. The system's potential deployment on the Korean Peninsula has caused concern in North Korea, as well as China and Russia.