CBRN Assessment

China, Russia reportedly agree on 'countermeasures' against THAAD

13 January 2017

China and Russia have agreed to adopt "further countermeasures" in response to Washington and Seoul's plans to deploy the US Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea, officials from both countries were quoted by China's state-owned Xinhua news agency as saying on 12 January.

While no details were revealed about the type of measures agreed upon, Xinhua cited a statement released after a Sino-Russian security consultation as saying that the new measures will be aimed at "safeguarding the interests of China and Russia and the strategic balance in the region".

The two countries also urged the United States and South Korea to "address their security concerns and stop the deployment of THAAD on the Korean Peninsula", Xinhua reported.

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