In Moscow and Beijing responded to statements by representatives of the US military. In particular, Sergey Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister) said that the deployment of US missile defense systems in South Korea would be a threat to Russia and China. In Beijing, they noted that "such placement is an excessive step."
The authorities of the Republic of Korea decided to “reassure” their colleagues from Russia and China. Information Agency TASS cites the statement of the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea:
The Government of the Republic of Korea is considering the possibility of deploying a missile defense system as part of a contingent of US forces in Korea as an exclusively defensive measure aimed at protecting the security of Korea and the Korean people.
The report says that Seoul and Washington are ready to take this step “due to the continuing development and testing of nuclear and missile weapons by Pyongyang.”