US missile system reaches S Korea

SEOUL: US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear ambitions.
Washington is urging Beijing — Pyongyang’s sole major ally — to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant reacted with fury to the planned installation of Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system.
The US and ally South Korea say its deployment, agreed last year, is intended to guard against missile threats from the North.
TV footage showed large trailers in camouflage paint carrying what appeared to be missile-related equipment entering a former golf course in the southern county of Seongju on Wednesday morning.
THAAD “will be operational in the coming days and able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korean threat,” Admiral Harry Harris, who heads Pacific Command, said in Washington.