The Pentagon claimed it has been upfront in its dealings with South Korea, after the country's newly-elected president said that a U.S. missile defense system is being partially-deployed in secrecy.
The left-leaning Moon, who took office this month following the ousting of impeached president Park Geun-Hye, has previously expressed ambivalence over THAAD.
A ministry official denied the accusations, saying Wee Seung-ho, deputy minister for policy, had briefed Moon's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong on the issue Friday. "The president wants to renew dialogue and exchanges for denuclearization and peace in the peninsula which is in tune with China's initiative on North Korea", he said.
Both the Defense Ministry and the Blue House said they couldn't immediately confirm the report.
A THAAD battery consists of six truck-mounted launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles, fire control and communication equipment, and a powerful X-band radar officially known as AN/TPY-2. The THAAD system was installed in the southeastern town of Seongju.
Supporters of THAAD believe the system offers extra protection against threats from North Korea, which has carried out at least nine ballistic missile tests this year. Even as such a grave threat looms, though, the political and defense establishments in South Korea and the US seem unable to get on the same page. Still, Moon's comments are likely to reinforce a narrative that was already getting some play in South Korea: that the U.S.is excluding Seoul from the decision-making process on North Korea, rushing THAAD into place over the public's vociferous objections.
Champions Celtic were 30 points ahead of them in the league table and are yet to lose a domestic game under Brendan Rodgers . Rodgers became only the third Celtic manager after Jock Stein, twice, and Martin O'Neill, to complete the clean sweep.
My grandad looks at it, half figures out it says " Roger Moore " - I have absolutely no idea who that is, and my hearts sinks. Sir Roger was the longest-serving actor to play the womanising MI6 agent, having portrayed 007 in seven films.
But the government finally made a decision to buy 68 for Air India from Boeing , and another 43 for Indian Airlines from Airbus. CBI said that the acquisition allegedly caused a financial loss to the "already stressed" national carrier.
The 26-year-old is seeded fifth in the tournament at Roland Garros and faces unseeded Steve Darcis to kick off the first round. But Ronald Garros' notorious clay courts prove a different test for the elite as clay king Rafael Nadal knows all too well.
Though Dion's style has definitely evolved throughout the previous year , Roach said he isn't the one in the driver's seat. Michele actually met Dion at the GRAMMYs in February, and told ET how she attempted to play it cool at first.
The game initially released for PC, Mac, and Linux in April 2016, and will launch for Xbox One on June 1. As you can see in the video above, the games available this month make up a rather nice list of games.
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Manchester!" echoing around the stadium, United held on to win the only European trophy missing from the Old Trafford cabinet. Goals from Paul Pogba then Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw off their Dutch counterpart at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt
Hundreds of trees have been toppled by the storm, and about 40 people have sought medical help, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin tweeted . A heavy storm that hit the Russian capital on Monday has left a number of people dead, the Investigative Committee confirmed.
Manchester Arena terror attack: 5 men arrested
Salman Abedi blew himself up as Ariana Grande fans were leaving Manchester Arena on Monday night, killing 22 and wounding dozens . Two recent arrests took place in northern Manchester and in the town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England, late on Wednesday.
Phoenix police say comicon suspect threatened them
Those attending the event can expect delays because there will be fewer entry points into the Convention Center. Prop weapons carried into the four-day Comicon event are supposed to be inspected by security staff.
Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent
Officials believe the suicide bomber responsible for Monday's attack, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was part of a network . Officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in the New York Times .
Veterans' graves to be marked with flag
The parade will stop at the Nichols Memorial Library, the Town Docks and Lakeside Cemetery, across from the Congregational Church. In the 1930s, she asked the American Legion to take over organization of the parade and requested they keep the tradition alive.
Brazil troops recalled after deployment following riots
Demonstrators torch the Ministry of Agriculture during an anti-government protest in Brasilia , Brazil , Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Pressure on Temer to leave office comes on the heels of the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff a year ago .