China opposes U.S. deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in Republic of Korea

HANGZHOU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua)  China opposes the U.S. deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea (ROK), President Xi Jinping told ROK President Park Geun-hye on Monday.

“Mishandling the issue is not conducive to strategic stability in the region, and could intensify disputes,” Xi said in Hangzhou.

Xi reaffirmed China’s commitment to realizing denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability of the peninsula, and solving relevant issues through dialogue and consultation.

He urged adhering to the six-party talks platform, considering the concern of various parties in a comprehensive and balanced way, addressing both symptoms and root, and realizing long-term peace and stability in the Peninsula.

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