Washington, Pentagon. In late breaking news, the US has formally called the South Korean government and informed them American taxpayers will happily pay the Billion Dollar ($1,000,000,000.00) price tag for deployment of the US missile systems in South Korea.
The South Korean government only needs to provide the land for the deployment of the American THAAD missile defense system, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing sources in the South Korean military who recieved a call from the Trump Administration today.
National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster, in a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart, confirmed that Seoul will not incur expenses in connection with the deployment of the American missile systems that have already cost the Koreans billions of dollars in Chinese tourist revenue, that has stopped since they agreed to host America’s missiles on their territory.
Previously, President Donald Trump said that he wanted South Korea to pay one billion dollars for the THAAD missile defense system. He noted that he also wants to review or get rid of the “terrible” trade agreement with Seoul.
Seoul replied that the United States, not South Korea, should pay for the deployment of the missile defense system. Seoul has been the victim of tremendous economic damage by upset Chinese government officials, who are now looking for new reasons to hit South Korea in the wallet for agreeing to the American missile deployment.
According to the South Korean media, the THAAD battery in South Korea will have four to nine mobile systems, each of which is designed to carry eight interceptor missiles, although official data has not yet been published. The battery will also be equipped with TPY-2 TM anti-missile radar. The range of such interceptor missiles is said to be no more than 200 kilometers.
The Americans claim that the deployment of the THAAD system in South Korea is because of the missile threat posed by North Korea. This action has already caused serious concern in both China and Russia.
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