Four more THAAD launchers ready for deployment in South Korea

US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system equipment is seen at a former golf course in the southern county of Seongju South Korea

But after North Korea fired intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, Moon ordered aides to start discussions with the US on deploying four additional mobile Thaad launchers.

An additional four missile interceptors will be deployed on Thursday at a USA military camp in South Korea, Seoul announced on Wednesday.

President Moon ordered officials to consult with the USA on the temporary deployment of the four additional THAAD launchers, following the North's launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28th.

Seoul announced the deployment of four additional US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems in North Gyeongsang Province following the recent nuclear test by Pyongyang, local media reported Wednesday.

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Four more THAAD launchers ready for deployment in South Korea

The ministry did not specify when the launchers would be moved onto the site. The police tried to disperse the protesters, but some of them attempted to entry the building, which prompted the clashes.

There are now two launchers at the location, a former golf course.

U.S. President Donald Trump seized the opportunity to chide Moon for his conciliatory attitude towards North Korea before these tests, tweeting on Sunday, "South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"

In a flurry of phone calls with world leaders, President Donald Trump took a tough line against negotiating with North Korea as the communist country's latest nuclear test exposed stark differences among worldwide leaders for containing the threat.

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Speaking after the talks with the visiting South Korean president, Putin in televised remarks urged North Korea's neighbors to support the Russian-Chinese roadmap.

While North Korea claimed to possess a hydrogen bomb previous year, seismologists refuted the claim, suggesting that the subsequent natural disaster from that nuclear test was too small to have been the product of a pure fusion weapon.

Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, had condemned the nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective".

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

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Tensions between the United States and North Korea threaten to have devastating consequences for South Korea.

"We call on all interested parties to take a closer look at this initiative which, in our view, offers a realistic way to reduce tensions and gradually approach a settlement", Putin said on Wednesday.

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