The commanding officer of the US in South Korea, Vincent Brooks speaks during the 63rd anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, July 27, 2016.
USA, in response to protests by health risks that entails the deployment of THAAD, said that this system does not threaten the lives of South Koreans.
“No one is closer to the system (THAAD) my soldiers. Do not put in danger recklessly when they are protecting someone else (in South Korea) , “said the commanding officer of the US in South Korea, Vincent Brooks, on Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the armistice agreement Korea.
Despite efforts by the South Korean government to dispel concerns exist about the health risks involved system Terminal Defense Area High Altitude (THAAD for short) and its powerful radar, some residents of Seungju (South Korean city located about 300 kilometers from the capital Seoul) They have asked the Government to reconsider its decision.
The people of this region emphasize that the THAAD radar and emit radiation that threaten public health, and endanger crops and agriculture.
It is the first time the commander Brooks ruling on the THAAD after public protests in Seungju , where it will be installed this anti – missile system.
On several occasions, the South Koreans have taken to the streets to repudiate the installation of THAAD , arguing that does not bring security.
The Ministry of Defense North Korea has announced that if Americans causeanother war in the region, Pyongyang will respond forcefully.
Also the Foreign Minister of North Korea, Ri Yong Yu, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the summit security of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN, for its acronym in English) in Laos, considering Washington as responsible for the rising tensions, he warned to abandon hostilities.