August 13, 2022

NK condemns U.S. plans to bring THAAD to South Korea

State media calls United States the ‘wrecker of strategic equilibrium’

North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper criticized the United States’ ambitions to bring in a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system into South Korea in an editorial on Tuesday.

Accusing the U.S. of trying to “overpower the neighboring big powers” the editorial argued that the move was part of a U.S. military strategy designed to “pressurize potential challengers in the region, China in particular.”