New Opposition Leader Comes Out Against THAAD

  • Arirang News

    August 30, 2016 10:10

    Choo Mi-ae, the new head of the main opposition Minjoo Party, smiles on her way to a luncheon meeting with new party leaders in Seoul on Sunday.

    The Minjoo Party's new leader Choo Mi-ae on Monday voiced strong opposition to the planned deployment of the U.S.' Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense batteries in Korea.

    Her predecessor, interim party leader Kim Chong-in, was resigned to the deployment, calling it "inevitable" in the face of Pyongyang's ballistic missile threats.

    But Choo has vowed to give the main opposition party a clear position on the issue, making the rejection of THAAD an official plank in its platform.

    That is likely to draw sharper lines in the sand in the notoriously fractious National Assembly.

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