China demanded the U.S. to stop missile defense system in South Korea

(updated: 11:21 02.05.2017) 11704421910 © AP Photo / PRNewsFoto/Lockheed MartinAmerican anti-missile complex THAAD system. Archival photos representative Informed US troop levels in South Korea, Rob manning, told RIA Novosti that THAAD is deployed and ready to intercept missiles from the DPRK.

“With regard to THAAD, our position is clear and resolute. We are against the deployment of THAAD in South Korea. We call on relevant parties to immediately stop the deployment of THAAD,” said Geng Shuang, noting that China will take necessary measures to protect their interests.

According to South Korean media, the THAAD battery will have from four to nine mobile crawler pads, each with up to eight interceptors, although official data has not been published yet. The battery will also be equipped with anti-missile radar TPY-2 TM. The range of such missiles is said not to exceed 200 kilometers.

In Beijing and Moscow believe that the U.S. under the pretext of opposing the DPRK, deploying a missile defense system that threatens ballistic missiles of Russia and China.