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    Seoul and Washington will not share with Tokyo the data obtained via the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to be deployed by the United States in South Korea, Yonhap reported on Monday, citing a government source.

    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.

    Another source told the news agency that the exchange of information on an incoming missile at the terminal phase of flight would not be effective.

    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.

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    Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), South Korea, Japan, US
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