Russia said on Wednesday that US THAAD missile defense systems in South Korea target Russia and China.
Director of the North America Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry Georgiy Borisenko said that Washington uses alleged N. Korean missile threat as a pretext for deploying THAAD systems close to Russian and Chinese borders.
“But the fact is that these systems are absolutely incapable of preventing North Korea from retaliating in case of aggression against it. The border on the Korean Peninsula passes so that Seoul is in the range of long-range artillery of the neighboring state. And THAAD systems are not capable of intercepting artillery shells. Therefore, they are simply not needed against N. Korea,” the Russian diplomat said in an interview with Sputnik.
“So, we and our partners in China, are well aware that THAAD is directed against Russia and China,” Borisenko stressed.