Four additional THAAD launchers to be installed in Seongju on Thursday:MND

Four additional THAAD launchers to be installed in Seongju on Thursday:MND

At the USA base in South Korea will deploy four additional THAAD missile defense system on the background of aggravation of the situation around the DPRK. The protesters said the deployment will begin at 2 a.m. Thursday, but the Defense Ministry refused to confirm the time.

The two leaders spoke Monday morning to discuss their response to the latest provocation from North Korea - an alleged Sunday test of a hydrogen bomb.

Defense chiefs of Seoul and Washington agreed on Tuesday to strengthen the regular deployment of USA strategic military assets in response to North Korea's latest nuclear test. In response, U.S. President Donald Trump said "all options are on the table", not ruling out military action.

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North Korea said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting global condemnation and a US warning of a "massive" military response if it or its allies were threatened.

Defense officials from South Korea, the USA and Japan agreed to exert the "strongest pressure" against North Korea to induce the regime to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. Beijing opposed the us missile defense system in South Korea and called it a "stab wound". Components of the Thaad battery arrived at the USA military's Osan Air Base on March 7 and a radar system and two launchers were installed on a former golf course in Seongju on April 26 - less than two weeks before the May 9 presidential election that brought Moon Jae-in to power.

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

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Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that the North Korean nuclear crisis can not be resolved by sanctions alone, and urged the global community not to push Pyongyang into a corner.

"Without political and diplomatic tools, it is very hard to shift the situation" on the Korean peninsula, Putin said. "THAAD is a missile defense system for the theater of operations". He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement".

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