Gov't Willing to Consider Alternative Location for THAAD Battery

  • By Yu Yong-weon

    August 18, 2016 12:22

    Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Wednesday said the government is open to suggestions for an alternative site for a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery.

    Han was meeting with locals in Seongju, the proposed location for the U.S. missiles, who are vehemently opposed to having them in their backyard.

    "The government will give consideration to an alternative site if local residents reach an agreement on a new location," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    In a meeting with lawmakers from the region on Aug. 4, President Park Geun-hye also said she would look into a new location recommended by locals.

    But the ministry said the new site can only be considered if all residents agree.

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