ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperWorld / Asia-PacificAsia PacificUS & CanadaLatin AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastReporters JournalS.Korean speaker asks parliamentary discussion on whether to deploy THAAD(Xinhua) Updated:2016-09-22 14:33Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallSEOUL – South Korean parliamentary speaker asked the government to discuss whether to deploy a US missile shield in its soil as it is a state affair of very importance.
National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun told a press conference that such an issue as the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) should be discussed between the government and the parliament as it is a very important state affair, according to local media reports.
Chung said the government had maintained a stance that it would need no parliamentary ratification, but he called for the government to change its stance as situations have changed.
Seouls defense ministry is contemplating whether to alter the designated site for the US missile defense unit from the current Seongju county in southeastern South Korea to another place near there.
If the site alteration is decided upon, the government would be required to set a separate budget aside to purchase a new site, which requires parliamentary approval.
The six-term lawmaker said the South Korean governments lack of communications with its own people and neighboring countries caused troubles domestically and diplomatically, which can do damages to national interests.
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