South Korea DM Suggests Hosting US Tactical Nukes

China agrees more UN actions needed against North Korea after nuclear test

China agrees more UN actions needed against North Korea after nuclear test

South Korea's Defense Ministry has made a decision to temporarily install four additional launchers of the U.S. THAAD antimissile system on Thursday, making the six-launcher battery fully operational.

It is 186 miles south of Seoul and the system monitors a possible North Korea attack.

South Koreans have taken to the streets in recent months to protest the missile defense system, anxious by the escalation of the current crisis on the Korean peninsula.

On Wednesday, several hundred protesters gathered near the site where the missiles are being moved to.

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea threaten to have devastating consequences for South Korea.

The US reaffirmed its "ironclad" security commitment for the key regional allies in a working-level video conference on the North's latest nuclear test, according to South Korea's defense ministry.

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North Korea on Sunday triggered global alarm with by far its most powerful atomic test to date, claiming it was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted onto a long-range missile. "THAAD is a missile defense system for the theater of operations". They agreed that it is important for the United States to deploy high-profile assets, such as bombers and aircraft carriers, more often to Korea, according to Song's office.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says supporting a Russian-Chinese road map would help resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

He said it was important that all parties, including North Korea, should not face "threats of annihilation" and "step on the path of cooperation".

"Without political and diplomatic tools, it is very hard to shift the situation" on the Korean peninsula, Putin said.

The announcement came three days after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, jolting not only South Korea and the USA but also its ally China.

However, the plan - which China has also urged all parties to "seriously consider" - was previously rejected by Washington, with State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stating last month that the USA is "allowed" to conduct exercises with its ally and "that's just not going to change".

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