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U.S. tells China that anti-missile system in South Korea not a threat to China
March 7, 2017 / 11:03 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. tells China that anti-missile system in South Korea not a threat to China

Acting State Department Spokesperson Mark Toner speaks during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 7, 2017.Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told China that Washington's deployment of the anti-missile defence system THAAD in South Korea is a defensive measure against North Korean threats and does not pose a threat to China, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

"We have been very clear in our conversations with China that this is not meant to be a threat, and is not a threat, to them or any other power in the region," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said at a news briefing.

Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Leslie Adler

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