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Paul Simpson
I wouldn't have been invited to Poland to co-commentate on the under‑21s had we not won in South Korea, that's for sure. I'm really enjoying it. To be involved with the FA and pull that Three Lions tracksuit on is an honour in the first place. But to be part of the group of coaches and players we've got is a great experience. I've been overwhelmed by the messages I've received. It seems everybody is delighted with what we've achieved. That doesn't surprise me because we're all England supporters.feedback
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Jun 24 2017
Multiple people spoke about South Korea in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Park Geun-hye is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “Yes, I have the same position as the lawyers. I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country.”.
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James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The problem is North Korea, and if we want to stop the bringing of more military capability into the northwest Pacific, then we have to address the problem that is the threat to Japan, to South Korea and all the other nations. Coupled with reckless proclamations, the current North Korean program signals a clear intent to acquire nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, including those of intercontinental range, that pose direct and immediate threats to our regional allies, our partners and all the world.feedback

Vladimir Putin

This destroys the strategic balance in the world. What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defense system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.feedback

Park Hyo-jin

Right now, it's a form of speculation, like stocks. I don't think anybody in South Korea buys bitcoin to use it.feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

We know anecdotally that Asian buyers have been procuring supply deals with U.S. suppliers over the last several months. There's actually been worries among Asian buyers that the OPEC deal would impact them and they've been picking up these purchases. That includes China, India and to a lesser extent South Korea.feedback

Garrick Hileman

Macroeconomic and positive regulatory developments are fueling significant demand in many markets, particularly South Korea and Japan, as well as India, Venezuela, Nigeria, and elsewhere.feedback

Harry Kazianis

North Korea has over 1,000 missiles that literally could strike South Korea at any time. So they need as many interceptors as they can get.feedback

Harry Kazianis

When they lose money from a big economy like China – tourism, manufactured goods, other types of trade – that hurts them. So that's why this is a much bigger deal than it should be.feedback

John Venable

You've got folks who are in place, elected by the people, who are not representing them well.feedback

Harry Kazianis

The Chinese have essentially put a de facto blockage on South Korea for deploying THAAD.feedback

Wu Riqiang

I don't think China can persuade South Korea to give up Thaad. China will build more nuclear weapons but won't do so publicly.feedback

Cheng Xiaohe

South Korea could make a promise to only allow one set of Thaad on its territory. But that's not enough. China could ask South Korea not to join a trilateral alliance with Japan and the United States.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are working with the international community to deal with this issue. This regime is a threat to the region, to Japan, to South Korea. And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russia as well. The bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means. They have been very clear in their rhetoric we don't have to wait until they have an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it's manifested completely.feedback

Keith Malone - California Fuel Cell Partnership

I remind people we are filling up [hydrogen tanks] in kilograms. This is a global launch. This is also about Japan, Germany, South Korea, and increasingly the U.K. and the Nordic countries. I sometimes joke that I spend about 50 percent of my time bringing people to the realization this is happening.feedback

Yoo Yeong-ha

There was no reason for President Park to force companies to donate money which she was unable to use for herself.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Yes, I have the same position as the lawyers. I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country.feedback

Avi Hasson

You can really see that happening for Israel in a big way, in China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and so on.feedback

Kim Se-Yun

What is your occupation, the accused Park Geun-Hye? I don't have any occupation.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The ongoing testing is disappointing, disturbing, and we ask that they cease that.feedback

Zhu Huani - Mizuho Bank

North Korea conducted a missile test on Sunday, but it is not expected to cause much financial market impact as both the U.S. and South Korea have been restrained in their reactions.feedback

Kim Dong-yub

I think the team to develop liquid fuel missiles are being pitted against the solid fuel team. The liquid fuel team succeeded on May 14 so the solid fuel team went for another round to achieve success. That is why the speed of North Korea's missile development is going beyond imagination.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

There was a basic exchange of opinions about North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations. The United States reconfirmed its firm commitment to defend South Korea and both sides also agreed to strengthen collaborative efforts to deter North Korean provocations.feedback

Sean Spicer

There is no question that North Korea continues to threaten the United States and our allies, Japan, South Korea, and its neighbours, including both China and Russia, . We are calling on all of those folks in the region, particularly China and Russia, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve the situation and bring stability to the Peninsula. But I'm not going to get ahead of that discussion at this point.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

We will prepare the summit meeting so it could serve as an opportunity for both leaders to develop their personal bond and friendship.feedback

Matt Pottinger

The state of the alliance is strong and I am fully confident that it will only grow stronger between our two administrations.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We now need to apply pressure on North Korea, and Japan and the United States need to coordinate closely so as to apply pressure.feedback

Fred Fleitz

I think it's a terrible idea because of the possibility of retaliation against Seoul.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation . . . occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea. The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating.feedback

Nikki Haley

It's not this. Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president because he's absolutely not going to do it. I can tell you, he can sit there and say all the conditions he wants. Until he meets our conditions, we're not sitting down with him. I can tell you we're working better with China than we ever have. We're determined to take care of South Korea, which is why we have our mission there, working on that as well. And then we're going to continue to take care of Japan.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

[Moon] said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when North Korea shows a change in attitude.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We will continue to closely coordinate with the United States and South Korea to respond to the North Korea situation.feedback

Han Song Ryol

The Central Prosecutor's Office will ask for the handover of those criminals and prosecute them under the relevant laws of the country. Korean-style anti-terror war will be launched immediately and in a consecutive and intensive way against the US and South Korea, whom Pyongyang has accused of sponsoring the murder,'' the official added without elaborating.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

We believe Japan-South Korea co-operation on issues such as North Korean problem is indispensable for the peace and stability in our region.feedback

Moon Jae-in

I had a telephone call with Liberty Korea Party candidate Hong Joon-pyo. I again offer him words of comfort. I think I can work well with the Liberty Korea Party on the areas of the United States-South Korea alliance and on national security issues. ... I promise to share important information about national security with opposition parties and will ask for cooperation on such issues.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

This increased willingness to be more assertive in defending South Korea's interests even if that means disagreeing with the U.S. will likely fuel tensions with President Donald Trump's administration. It would take months for these tensions to sort themselves out, especially if Trump publicly criticizes the new South Korean president or penalizes Seoul, perhaps through trade measures.feedback

John Park

Trump's statements have helped Beijing in its efforts to reverse or slow THAAD deployment in South Korea.feedback

Kim Yun-cheol

The Park Geun-hye era witnessed further concentration of wealth and power and instances of government officials using public office for private gain. The task facing the incoming president will be to solve these problems. Whether the next administration can form unified government and reflect public opinions in policies will be decisive.feedback

Liam McCarthy-Cotter

The corruption and scandal that brought an end to Park Geun-hye's presidency has left a vacuum in South Korea at a most inopportune time. There is a need for South Korea to re-establish its strength both domestically and in the face of increasingly hostile posturing from North Korea.feedback

Kim Hyeong-seok

We need a leader who could protect national interests and hold his ground against the surrounding global powers of the United States, China and Japan. This is not the time to keep our eyes just on domestic issues – we need to think about the nation's long-term future and peace.feedback

John Pomfret

If South Korea re-thinks the THAAD deployment, it does not bode well for the rest of Asia.feedback

Kim Ji-hyun

When I look at his path in life, I think he is the best to represent us. He's very clean and he operates according to his principles. I think he will help South Korea to have its own voice.feedback

Benjamin Barber

It can’t be left to dysfunctional nation states to tackle – but as Oslo and Seoul have shown, metropolitan centres can rise to the challenge of global warming. Climate change is the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Other issues make headlines: terrorism kills; inequality affects everyday life for billions around the globe. But climate is paramount, because in sustainability human survival itself is at stake. Why then have the nations governing the planet been so hopelessly ineffective in addressing the grave environmental crisis?feedback

Zou Dangrong

Before the early 2000s, the mainland Chinese entertainment industry was dominated by Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Celebrities from those places were regarded as true stars. But it's different now. We have the money, and the market. What's more, entertainment companies have learned the key to producing successful idols.feedback

Hyun-Wook Kim

One of the reasons we tried to quickly finish THAAD deployment [is] because we believe the U.S.-South Korea relationship was a firm alliance. But then Trump … gives me some internal debate about what to do with China and the U.S.feedback

Kwek Leng Beng

Performance in the 'Rest of Asia' division was negatively affected by geo-political tensions impacting inbound tourism into Seoul and Taipei.feedback

John Delury

Washington has grown used to conservative governments in Seoul that back a hard-line approach to the North, so it could be an awkward and painful period of adjustment in getting used to liberals' very different philosophy of inter-Korean relations.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Now, the North Koreans are always interested, not just Kim Jong-un, but his father before him, were always interested in trying to get Americans to come to negotiate, to elevate their status and their position, she said. We should be very careful about giving that away. You should not offer that in the absence of broader strategic framework to try to get China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, to put the kind of pressure on the regime that will finally bring them to the negotiating table with some kind of realistic prospect for change. Syria, one of those wicked problems.feedback

Hillary Clinton

We should not offer that in the absence of a broader strategic framework to try to get China, Japan, Russia, South Korea to put the kind of pressure on the regime (that will bring them to the table). I am hoping that because of voices like Jim Mattis and others that that will begin to influence the administration. Women's rights is the unfinished business of the 21st century. I am back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

[Thaad] is moving very quickly; it will have initial operational capability very soon. The relationship on Thaad, on our defence relationship going forward, will be renegotiated, as it's going to be with all of our allies.feedback

Paul Stares - Council on Foreign Relations

That commander could conceivably broadcast a plea for help saying, Look, guys, I've done what you want. Help me. So that might put pressure on South Korea and the US to intervene to preserve the gains that have been made. What do we do? Do we just let him be crushed, or do we go to his aid? If a country feels that it is about to be attacked or is presented with a grave danger, it can claim this is an act of self-defense and therefore legitimate under international law. So preemption is permissible.feedback

Robert Kelly

There was a lot of sympathy then to hit North Korea. The president of the South Korea was like, Okay, this is it.' The USFK [United States Forces Korea] commander had to talk him down.feedback

Daniel Pinkston - The International Crisis Group

This almost certainly will become another self-inflicted wound for the alliance and for U.S. foreign policy.feedback

David Wright - European Commission

It cannot engage missiles fired at Seoul, so it offers no additional protection of the city.feedback

Kim Ki-jung

Even if we purchase THAAD, its main operation would be in the hands of the United States. So purchasing it would be an impossible option. That was our topic when we were considering the options.feedback

Chung Eui-yong

This is a new dimension. Our position has been that we should review THAAD even if we are not paying for it, but his comments on the cost have changed the fundamental aspect of this issue. We will have to choose what is best for our national interests.feedback

Harry Harris

[Thaad] will be operational in the coming days and able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korean threat.feedback

Cai Jun

The real goal of the United States and South Korea in deploying Thaad is as a move in the game of the United States' global antimissile defense system. This will further tighten the Asia-Pacific antimissile barrier enclosing China and Russia, and will weaken their strategic capacities – something we adamantly oppose.feedback

Chris Coons

Senators "were not presented with any specific military option.feedback

Elise Van Pool

Last night's action was necessary to swiftly deliver an additional layer of defense to South Korea against the growing North Korean missile threat. The movement of the equipment entailed large convoys. In the interest of public safety and to ensure minimal impact on the local community, this movement was conducted at night.feedback

Park Kwang-on

Moon Jae-in has been consistent in his position on the THAAD deployment: that it must be decided by the next administration after enough public discussion and by national consensus. Any deployment that completely ignores appropriate processes must be suspended now, and the final decision should be made after consultation between South Korea and the US.feedback

Geng Shuang

The deployment of THAAD in South Korea will destroy the strategic balance in the region and bring about a further increase in tensions. The Chinese side strongly urges the US and South Korea to cancel the deployment and withdraw the equipment.feedback

John Delury

There's a sense in Seoul that THAAD deployment has been rushed based on the timetable of South Korea's presidential election, rather than North Korea's threats. To some extent, the acceleration of THAAD deployment has 'worked,' limiting the next South Korean leader's room for maneuver. But there's the danger of a backlash among the South Korean public feeling like a pawn in the game of 'America First.feedback

Harry Harris

Just as Thomas Edison is believed to have failed 1,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb, so, too, Kim Jong-un will keep trying. One of these days soon, he will succeed. I don't share your confidence that North Korea is not going to attack either South Korea or Japan or the United States or our territories or our states or parts of the United States once they have the capability. I won't say that they will but I don't share your confidence that they won't.feedback

Christopher J Ferguson

It does remain kind of an open question whether youth in some Asian countries, particularly South Korea and China, do have more problems around games than in the west. The evidence is unclear because it's difficult to do cross-national comparisons, particularly when there's no clear way to assess video game addiction cross-nationally.feedback

John McCain

There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul, and we can't take them all out before [they launch an attack].feedback

Chun In-bum

Defending Seoul against such a threat is the top priority for the alliance.feedback

Lindsey Graham

It would be terrible, but the war would be over [in South Korea], it wouldn't be here.feedback

Lee Duk-haeng

It is a situation where a lot of (military) exercise equipment is amassed in North Korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the Korean peninsula because of the South Korea-U.S. military drills. We are closely watching the situation and will not be letting our guards down.feedback

Hong Joon-pyo

What [President Donald Trump] said was very important for the national security of South Korea. If that was a lie, then during Trump's term, South Korea will not trust whatever Trump says.feedback

Agnes Ayton

This large study confirms that optimal nutrition is fundamentally important for physical and mental health. Both being underweight and obese is associated with an increased risk of depression. It is an important finding, as people with eating disorders often assume that losing weight will improve their happiness.feedback

Agnes Ayton

This study shows that the opposite is true and malnutrition has a detrimental effect on people's mood. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for good mental health.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

As we heard in South Korea and Japan, what we are likely to hear in Indonesia and Australia is the U.S. vice president messaging that despite walking away from a multilateral trade regime, the U.S. recognizes that its economic ties with Asia are central, and that the U.S. is going to find ways to invest in those relationships, notably with trade, and with trying to expand access for U.S. firms in the region.feedback

Sean King

Trump said [TPP] was a disaster, but I'm sure the other members would be willing to make concessions to get the U.S. back in, just like South Korea was willing to make concessions to Obama for his endorsement of the U.S.-Korea [free trade agreement]. He's certainly made greater reversals and claimed victory. Why not do this for our friends who want to stand with us against countries like China and North Korea? I'm all for it.feedback

Victor Cha

The comparison is, you look at South Korea, where they are almost numb to the threat because they've been living under it so long. I think where you see the most variations in threat perceptions is in Japan, because all the missiles [North Korea has] been firing lately have been fired into Japan's seas. Trump wants to at least signal more muscularity, less predictability, and at the same time decisiveness. They want to signal that they will not dilly-dally. So they're walking this fine line.feedback

Mike Pence

We will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response. All options are on the table. History will attest the soldier does not bear the sword in vain. My hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here in Japan, and in South Korea, but on an increasing basis from China and countries all over the world committing to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.feedback

Mike Pence

The era of strategic patience is over and while all options are on the table, President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region and with China to achieve a peaceable resolution and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.feedback

Mike Pence

We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan. We are with you 100 per cent. While all options are on the table, President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China. We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region.feedback

Dean Cheng

China's approach to the peninsula is under the same strains that it's been under before. The difference is that, this time, the Americans appear to be applying more overt, real pressure. South Korea has been put on notice that future defense efforts will likely also incur costs.feedback

Mike Pence

We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan. While all options are on the table, President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China. We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region.feedback

Mike Pence

Under President Trump's leadership, the United States seeks stronger and more balanced bilateral trade relationships with every country, including Japan. We seek trade that is free. We seek trade that is fair. The United States' trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled since Korus came into effect. That's the hard truth of it. And our businesses continue to face too many barriers to entry, which tilts the playing field against American workers and American growth.feedback

Mike Pence

The era of strategic patience is over and while all options are on the table, President [Donald] Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region and with China to achieve a peaceable resolution and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan. We are with you 100%.feedback

Mike Pence

Under President Trump, the United States will continue to work with Japan and with all our allies in the region, including South Korea, to confront the most ominous threat posed in this region of the world, the regime in North Korea. Let me be clear, our commitment is unwavering and our resolve could not be stronger. We are with you 100 percent.feedback

Mike Pence

On behalf of President Trump, my message to South Korea is this - we are with you 100 percent.feedback

Mike Pence

The people of North Korea, the military of North Korea should not mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our allies. The era of strategic patience is over. All options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea.feedback

Mike Pence

Just in the past two weeks, the world has witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of armed forces of the United States in this region. We are with you 100 percent. Even in these troubled times, we stand with you for a free and secure future. The U.S. stands shoulder to shoulder with the Republic of Korea. We will continue to closely consult with South Korea and your leadership as we make decisions moving forward.feedback

Kim Yoo-hwan

I heard Trump is a hardliner but would he take actions that would put South Korea in danger? If the U.S. attacks North Korea, the North will hit South Korea in return, and then we're in a war situation. So I don't think Trump would start a war that easily.feedback

Mike Pence

Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region. There was a period of strategic patience but the era of strategic patience is over. The United States is troubled by China's economic retaliation against South Korea for taking appropriate steps to defend itself. But as the president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. We will defeat any attack and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response. [A]ll options are on the table.feedback

K.T. McFarland

North Korea is a liability to everybody and it's a threat not just to the United States, not just to South Korea, not just to Japan, not just to Russia, but it's actually a threat to China as well.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We'll closely cooperate with the U.S. and South Korea to change (North Korea's) attitude, and encourage China to play a greater role.feedback

H.R. McMaster

The consensus with the president, our key allies in the regions – Japan and South Korea in particular, but also the Chinese leadership – is that this problem is coming to a head. It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully.feedback

John McCain

This could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency. They can stop this if they want to because of their control over the North Korean economy. There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul and we can't take them all out before – I mean, this is a very serious. This may be the first test of this presidency. But China can shut them down. Whether they are currency manipulators or not, we should expect them to act to prevent what could be a cataclysmic event.feedback

Mike Pence

The alliance between the United States Forces Korea and the forces of the Republic of Korea is historic. It is a testament to the unshakeable bond between our people. This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear, inspires the nation and inspires the world.feedback

Mike Pence

Let me assure you under President (Donald) Trump's leadership, our resolve has never been stronger. Our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. Let me assure you that under President Trump's leadership our resolve has never been stronger, our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger and with your help and God's help freedom will ever prevail on this peninsula.feedback

Peter D. Feaver

What the administration needs to do is to sketch out an Asia framework.feedback

Peter D. Feaver

All of that seems to be playing defence. He's going to want to be playing offence.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in defence of the freedom of the people of South Korea, and the defence of America in this part of the world. Your willingness to step forward to serve, to stand firm without fear inspires our nation and inspires the world. I spoke to him on the way over and he asked me to be here and he told me in no uncertain terms to make sure I told all of you we're proud of you and we're grateful for your service to the United States of America on this frontier of freedom that is South Korea.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

The United States and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for tat, with swords drawn and bows bent. We urge all parties to refrain from inflammatory or threatening statements or deeds to prevent irreversible damage to the situation on the Korean Peninsula.feedback

Victor Cha

The message, I think, is going to be about vigilance and deterrence. The United States wants to project a more muscular image when it comes to the policy, so some unpredictability serves that cause.feedback

Mike Pence

Let me assure you that under President Trump's leadership our resolve has never been stronger, our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger and with your help and God's help freedom will ever prevail on this peninsula. This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defence of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defence of America in this part of the world.feedback

Mark Seddon

After Kim Jong-un’s failed missile test and the US president’s cosying up to China, this is the west’s chance to reset negotiations for a nuclear-free South China Sea. The world can afford a sigh of relief after news that North Korea’s latest attempt to launch a long-range missile has once again led to embarrassing failure. With Mike Pence, the US vice-president, in Seoul, could this be a moment for some realpolitik from the United States?feedback

Cristina Varriale

The development of an ICBM would be particularly concerning for South Korea and Japan, because once the US know they can be targeted at home that may change their calculus as to whether they are prepared to help defend those countries if they are attacked by North Korea.feedback

Kwon Soon-yong

We are in a situation where the South and North are confronting each other all the time ... I served in the military a long time ago, but I am always tense. But our ultimate hope is that all these issues are resolved and the peninsula becomes unified by all means.feedback

Hong Dong-wan

I believe we have to strongly respond to North Korea's provocation. I think South Koreans do not seriously think about these kinds of provocations. We are in a state of crisis, but I believe that we have to act resolutely so that North Korea doesn't provoke again.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and, in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant UN (United Nations) Security Council resolutions, we will take all necessary steps to protect our people's lives and assets.feedback

Yu Jeom-soon

North Korea makes threats, but they will not do it. No way.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

The government has great interest in North Korea's nuclear and missile moves and is collecting and analysing information. I will refrain from commenting on individual specific content or situations. At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.feedback

Andrei Lankov

Usually, the farther one is from Korea, the more one expects there to be war.feedback

Kim Jong-un

Unfortunately, it's not a new surprise for us. He continues to develop this program, he continues to launch missiles into the Sea of Japan. With the regime it's not a matter of if – it's when. We are well prepared to counter that. Withdrawing from the TPP shouldn't be seen as a retreat from the region. On the contrary, our economic presence in the region is enduring.feedback

Jessica Mathews - Mathews

There are a hundred thousand Americans in Seoul, not to mention ten million South Koreans.feedback

Jessica Mathews - Mathews

My understanding is that we cannot protect Seoul, at least for the first twenty-four hours of a war, and maybe for the first forty-eight.feedback

Thomas McInerney

There's a difference between 'protecting' Seoul and [limiting] the amount of damage Seoul may take. A lot of people are going to die, Jessica. But you still prevail.feedback

John Pomfret

East Germany is the parallel some Chinese use when asked why China won't squeeze Pyongyang: The Soviet Union collapsed when the Berlin Wall fell. If the no man's land separating North and South Korea were breached, could the same thing happen to Beijing?feedback

John Park

The back up date may be April 25, the foundation day of guerrilla forces launched by KIS, which became the Korean People's Army. If Kim conducts a sixth nuclear test, the likely response from the core countries – U.S., China, South Korea, Japan – would be more sanctions and yet another U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the DPRK. A military capability in the USS Carl Vinson carrier group that wasn't fully operational/effective in the early 2000s would come front and center.feedback

Yun Byung

U.S. officials, mindful of such concerns here, repeatedly reaffirmed that (the U.S.) will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures. In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.feedback

Matthew Graham - Mortgage News Daily

Bond markets (which drive mortgage rates) benefited from investors seeking safe haven after headlines broke regarding North Korea's nuclear threats against South Korea and the U.S. Other geopolitical considerations regarding Russia's potential involvement with Syrian gas attacks and the French election added to the bond market gains.feedback

Moon Jae-in

Neighboring countries are taking advantage of the absence of a president in South Korea to try to exclude us and handle issues on the Korean Peninsula according to their own understanding.feedback

Tony Popovic

We maybe started holding onto the ball too long instead of really trying to penetrate.feedback

Tony Popovic

In the end, the fighting spirit was fantastic. You know, they kept fighting to the end. We scored two wonderful goals but gave away three very poor goals. I think it's showing, [they're development is] clearly accelerating. Jonathan I thought was very good tonight… I thought Lachie fought hard, he battled hard and, you know, the kid was cramping in the last 10 minutes and he scored a wonderful goal. It's a fantastic striker's goal and had we not lost tonight, I'm sure you'd be speaking a lot more about the two wonderful goals we scored.feedback

Andrew Gilholm - Control Risks

Beijing is likely to keep the pressure on until the new government is set up in Seoul and has made its position (on THAAD) clear.feedback

Tony Popovic

The players are very confident. They're physically in great shape and they know they're playing well. Now they're getting rewarded for their good performances. We'll be looking to try and continue on in this competition and we know [this] is an important game. We have to start with the right intensity and the right intent to put them on the back foot. Anything less than what we did in Seoul won't be enough.feedback

Shinzo Abe

I told President Trump that we highly praise the strong US commitment to the peace and security of its allies and the world. On North Korea….We completely agreed that unity between Japan, South Korea and the US is very important.feedback

James Stavridis

I don't think that [deploying nuclear weapons] is a good idea. I think that it will only inflame the view from Pyongyang. I don't see any upside to it because the idea that we would use a nuclear weapon even against North Korea is highly unlikely. Decapitation is always a tempting strategy when you're faced with a highly unpredictable and highly dangerous leader. The question you have to ask yourself, is what happens the day after you decapitate? I think that in North Korea, it's an enormous unknown. Some combination of special forces with South Korea and cyber. It is absolutely appropriate.feedback

Yang Moo-Jin

There were instances in the past when South Korea used sports, along with humanitarian programs like the temporary meetings between war-separated relatives, to create a friendlier atmosphere for inter-Korean relations. But this is no longer happening.feedback

Nicholas Burns

These are the two most important leaders of the world. Frankly, building some kind of relationship with Xi Jinping ought to be the first priority. That's a tall order. But I think the Trump administration is right to go there. I don't think the United States can or should go it alone. We have two very important allies in Japan and South Korea.feedback

Cheong Seong-chang

Then, next month when a new (South Korean) government gets under way, North Korea is expected to try to turn the situation around into a phase of appeasement and, use its moratorium of nuclear and ballistic missile tests to find middle ground with South Korea and the United States.feedback

Victor Cha

Kim Jong-un has shown no interest in dialogue with any partners, including China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the United States – in the US case, despite numerous attempts by the previous administration to establish contact.feedback

Michael Hayden

Frankly, we did that. President Obama did that with the deployment of THAAD. We planted this high-end air defense system in South Korea that has obvious implications for the Chinese because the radar fans go all the way through Manchuria. There are things like that, actions we could take that are logical and useful to defend against this particular kind of threat that we should not forgo merely because it would upset the Chinese.feedback

Kim Aram

Governments in South Korea have been very indifferent to them. Now, it's important to let the people know about the truth of this story because it's completely unknown to them.feedback

John Hall

Those killed and injured included Londoners, but also people from the United States of America, from Romania, France, South Korea, Italy, China, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Poland and Ireland. We weep for the violence, for the hatred, for the loss of life, for all that divides and spoils our world. It was not meant to be like this. It should not be like this. Violence and hatred are not the answer.feedback

Greg Brooks-English

I pray to God that it doesn't come to that. South Korea has given me everything. It has given me my wife, my son, my money, my job. I love South Korea.feedback

Jung Mi-hong

She has offered to sacrifice herself to protect the constitutionalism of the Republic of Korea and a free democracy.feedback

Corinne Bailey Rae

I play in Asia all the time … I go to South Korea a lot, I'm going to Japan after this. I've been to Singapore before. I love it here, I very much enjoy spending time in Asia. The jazz scene in Asia is really exciting. For me, the main thing is that it attracts so many young people. It's going to be really exciting to see lots of new talent.feedback

Wu Qian

We are willing to make joint efforts with the U.S. side ... so as to maintain a stable military-to-military relationship while striving to make new gains. The deployment of the THAAD system will definitely not make (South Korea) any safer. And secondly, the Chinese military's opposition to the THAAD system will definitely not be confined to just words.feedback

Gaby Hinsliff

Politicians are dazzled by this booming industry’s leaders. Yet history shows us that things can go badly wrong. One night in Seoul, a group of highly successful executives go out to an escort karaoke bar. Four of the men reportedly choose a woman, identified by the numbered tags they wear, to sit with and then go downstairs to sing karaoke. Shortly afterwards the chief executive leaves with his then girlfriend, plus a “visibly unhappy” female executive who will later make a complaint to HR.feedback

Josh Rogin

The Chinese are squeezing South Korea for deploying U.S. missile defense, and it's a test for Trump as well.feedback

Sadiq Khan

What we don't want to happen is businesses leaving London and leaving Europe and going to New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, or even Seoul. And so, I'm keen to keep the businesses we have. London is open. It's not simply open to business and talent, and to trade, it's also state of mind. It's open-minded, outward-looking.feedback

Kim Kyung-soo

I think Park would stay in a better facility. And she will use a bigger cell than those of others. It will be difficult for (Park's side) to insist they need an outsider to come in and do her hair.feedback

Kim Kyung-soo

I think Park would stay in a better facility. Getting your hair permed or done by someone from outside the facility is against equality among inmates. It will be difficult for (Park's side) to insist they need an outsider to come in and do her hair. She is 65 and a woman, so in that regard she will be taken care of, but in the meantime she will be going through thorough investigations while being in there despite her age and status as a former president.feedback

Sean Spicer

It's the purpose of this meeting, of that kind of a meeting, to help defuse tensions over North Korea and the recent deployment of a THAAD military battery to South Korea.feedback

Paul Dorfman

Toshiba has fallen on its sword and this has significant consequences for the UK's plans for new nuclear. Kepco of South Korea may come and buy into NuGen [the consortium behind the UK's Moorside plant]. But you can't necessarily sell off the bad bits of a nuclear corporation and keep the good bits.feedback

Lee Jae-jung

While looking at the salvaging works and the Sewol surfacing for the first time in 1,073 days, which was conducted swiftly after Park's ouster, many people have resentments and questions on the incompetent, irresponsible government.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

We just got over one hump ... we are trying hard to stay calm.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

We just want one thing _ for the ship to be pulled up so that we can take our children home.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

I shouted in joy when we heard that the ship surfaced at dawn. I thought we finally can find the missing nine. But when I actually saw the ship coming up, I was devastated. All this time my poor child was in that cold, dirty place. It was heart wrenching.feedback

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State [Rex Tillerson] to Japan, South Korea and China ... We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK. We strengthen our national defence capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece.feedback

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece. I can tell you for sure that the inter-continental ballistic rockets of the DPRK will be launched at any time and at any place as decided by our Supreme Leadership.feedback

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We strengthen our national defence capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I feel sorry to the public. I will sincerely cooperate with the investigation.feedback

Max Baucus

If the Peninsula becomes unstable and (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-un goes, South Korea will take control and become another country on China's doorstep under U.S. influence. China wants to maintain the status quo for as long they can, until they're forced not to. That's the opportunity that we, the U.S., have, to show that they cannot maintain that status quo much longer. Only the U.S. can lead here. South Korea can't figure out a solution – they're too small – and Japan's not in a good position. China doesn't want to, so it's up to us.feedback

Ulrich Spiesshofer - ABB

Taxing robotics is as intelligent as taxing software. They are both productivity tools. You should not tax the tools, you should tax the outcome that's coming. If you look at economies with the lowest unemployment rates in the world and correlate it with robotics: Germany, Japan, South Korea have the highest robotics rates with more than 300 robots per 10,000 workers, and they have the lowest unemployment rates. So robotization and automation, wealth and prosperity go hand-in-hand. It drives competitiveness, it drives productivity and it creates jobs.feedback

Paul Haenle

China's first priority to date has not been denuclearisation, but rather stability. China wants to maintain its buffer between US-allied South Korea and its own border, so it is willing to tolerate North Korea provocations and even the advancement of its nuclear programme. The US is increasingly unwilling to tolerate a more dangerous, capable and threatening North Korea. The US views China's ability to put stronger pressure on North Korea as one of the only ways to get Kim Jong-un back to the negotiating table for talks on denuclearisation.feedback

Jon Wolfsthal

It is a departure. Anything the United States does that looks like military-first or combative or dangerous is going to add momentum to the left in South Korea. And to the extent we want an ally in South Korea that is willing to work with us, that could have a balanced and effective approach toward the North, I think Tillerson's remarks are counterproductive.feedback

Kim Ki-jung

The basic assumption is that we are going to maintain the success of our bilateral alliance. We are going to keep it ... as long as we admit that South Korea is not the 51st state of the United States. We are an independent country, we have our own national interest, and we should have our own foreign policy strategy.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table. We believe these actions are unnecessary and troubling. We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone. So we hope China will alter its position on punishing South Korea. We hope they will work with us to eliminate the reason THAAD is required.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

Khairul didn't play in his last two games with Kelantan. Like I said during the AFF Suzuki Cup previously, we have three good goalkeepers. Fahmi played three games in the Suzuki Cup and I think this time, it's a good chance for other goalkeepers to be tested. This would give us options for when we play against other teams later on. North Korea are ranked better than us. I think they have a balanced squad compared if we were to compare with Middle Eastern teams or such as the likes of South Korea and Japan.feedback

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

South Korean multinationals may decide to diversify their manufacturing supply chain and also production facilities to other Asian locations, in order to reduce their vulnerability to future Chinese economic measures. In Vietnam, South Korea has invested heavily in establishing electronics production facilities, and that trend is likely to accelerate following the recent Chinese economic measures against the country.feedback

Sung-Yoon Lee

If Seoul chooses to appease Pyongyang by providing it with financial assistance, for example, the loopholes in the global sanctions regime will grow, and the fissures in the US-led alliance will widen.feedback

Anna Fifield

China has instead put the ball in the U.S., with the foreign minister suggesting a deal whereby North Korea agrees to stop testing missiles and the United States and South Korea stop joint military exercises.feedback

Chung Min Lee

Chung Min Lee is a contributing columnist for Global Opinions and a professor of international relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Trilateral cooperation is critical as we address the issue of North Korea.feedback

Tim Parker - Samsonite

What I can say is that the proportion of our products manufactured in Europe, in fact, is going up, which is an indication that I think we can successfully manufacture luggage in what have been traditionally higher-cost countries. (South) Korea continues to be a challenge ... I think it will be slightly more difficult market in the next few months, but we're working our way through it.feedback

Trinh Nguyen - Natixis

China will continue to be an important market for South Korea. That said, dependency comes at a great cost.feedback

Hwang Sun-hong

If we keep conceding goals like today, we can't win. We need to stabilize our defense as soon as possible. It's true that the situation has become very difficult for us.feedback

Tony Popovic

We expected FC Seoul to fight and they did. They got the back in the game, but after all, we're delighted to get three points away from home.feedback

Hwang Sun-hong

I have to think about many things, but what's certain is that we need to give our best efforts until the end.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

After much consideration, I reached a conclusion that I cannot put off or neglect the management of the current national crises and of state affairs. And I judged that it is not appropriate that I run in the presidential election, for the sake of state stabilisation and fair management of the presidential vote.feedback

Brendan Hamill

He's a top-class player – in fact when I moved to Korea in 2012, he was one of three players I was told were particularly highly regarded, one of the others being Sasa Ognenovski. Damjanovic has been at Seoul for a long time and he's really seen as a god by the fans there, they love him. His statistics tell you why because he's a prolific goalscorer.feedback

Robert Dujarric

The U.S. allies, Japan and South Korea, want to know that the United States is going to continue to defend them but also is going to show a certain amount of finesse and diplomatic skills in dealing with China and with North Korea.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out.feedback

Andrei Lankov

I believe Tillerson wants to achieve a greater unity of the US allies in front of the North Korean nuclear programme which is advancing faster than anybody has ever expected. In Seoul and Tokyo he wants to gain support for more pressure, and perhaps he even hopes to get something from the Chinese, to persuade them that pressing North Korea hard is in China's long-term interests. However, these efforts are not going to bear any significant results: sanctions do not have any noticeable impact on North Korea.feedback

Mark Toner

In addition to Thaad these [drones] are defensive measures that are a response to what we – and by 'we' I mean South Korea, the United States and Japan – view as a real and credible threat to our security.feedback

Kim Jong-un

It is a final aim sought by the United States to store up the international repugnancy towards the DPRK. So the U.S. and South Korea were starting the political chicanery to bring down the social system in DPRK.feedback

Lee Jung-mi

President Park impaired the spirit of democracy and the rule of law.feedback

Yang Jun-seok

Moon has gone on record saying he's going to put friendlier relations with the North as a higher priority. He's gone as far saying he will visit China first in order to discuss North Korea strategies. We (South Korea) haven't tried a softer approach since Kim Jong-un came to power.feedback

Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Any delay or disruption of THAAD deployment plans would be nonsensical considering Pyongyang's dramatic record of missile development. This situation and doubts within Seoul on how to approach Pyongyang will leave even more fertile ground for North Korea to exploit.feedback

Youn Kwansuk

Former President Park will now be investigated by prosecutors as a civilian and as a criminal suspect. So it's very regrettable that former President Park decided to waste her last opportunity to come before the nation and show responsibility.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We can't deny that the ruler of the North Korean people is Kim Jong-un. We have no choice but to recognise Kim Jong-un as a counterpart, whether we put pressure and impose sanctions on North Korea or hold dialogue.feedback

Yul Shin

By being quiet, she's making it loud and clear that she won't accept the court's ruling. Nobody knows when she will leave the Blue House, but maybe she wanted to see how large the crowd was tonight at the pro-Park rally.feedback

Kim Yong-Deok

We are in a very serious situation where we must elect the next president by May the 9th at the latest. It is concerning that the conflict we've seen might now be aggravated due to the election or that the election atmosphere might get overheated.feedback

Ji Sang-wook

Park Geun-hye became the president because she benefited from her father's popularity, people were reminiscing about the economic growth of that time. I would like to call this the end of the Park Chung-hee era or fantasy. Now people can open their mind to a new era. I think South Korea has become a real democratic society through this process.feedback

Lee Ha-na

It's not good that she's still in the Blue House. I want her dragged out because that's what right.feedback

Cho Cheol-hwan

My heart is broken. There are so many parts of this that I can't accept. Park Geun-hye did something wrong, but her wrongdoing is not serious enough to be impeached. If your kid makes a mistake, you teach them what is right.feedback

Shin Tae-soo

Unemployed civilian Park Geun-hye is illegally occupying the Blue House. Park Geun-hye must immediately move out. The place she belongs is prison.feedback

Yang Mi Hye-ja

I used to like Park Geun-hye, but I think I was mistaken. Young people know what's happening now, but we old people were living in the past.feedback

Park Jin-gyo

Without reform, we will just have a different leader with a different face, not a different system. We have to use this momentum and change the system.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We still have a long way to go. We have to make this a country of justice, of common sense through regime change. We all have to work together for a complete victory.feedback

Jeffrey Lewis

I don't think that the Chinese and U.S. have, historically, experienced the kind of tit-for-tat modernization that we saw during the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The Chinese more or less modernized for their own reasons and according to their own ideas. I don't see the deployment of Thaad in South Korea as a significant improvement in the ability of the U.S. to monitor Chinese missile tests.feedback

Lee Jung-mi

The benefits of protecting the constitution that can be earned by dismissing the defendant are overwhelmingly big. Hereupon, in a unanimous decision by the court panel, we issue a verdict: We dismiss the defendant, President Park Geun-hye.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

We made an agreement with the Republic of Korea that this was a capability that they needed ... This is something that is needed militarily. That agreement was reached and we remain committed to delivering on it.feedback

Geng Shuang

We are all very clear that the crux of the problem between China and South Korea is that South Korea is ignoring China's concerns and is deploying the THAAD antimissile system with the United States.feedback

Kim Kyoung

Today is just the beginning. South Korea developed very quickly, but now we have an opportunity to move slowly and help our democracy mature.feedback

Geng Shuang

We once again urge South Korea to focus on the interests of the Chinese and Korean people.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

To stop internal conflicts from intensifying, we should manage the social order and keep a stable government so that national anxiety and the international community's concern can be settled.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

There would be people who feel they cannot understand or accept (the court ruling), but it's now time to move on and end all conflict and standoff.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

The Court is tasked with judging cases on their merits, but it is a politicized institution. Justices who reject the motion would face fierce criticism and public ire, and they know that.feedback

Julia Macfarlane - BBC

When the kids interrupt you in the middle of live TV...A lovely moment and masterfully handled by our guest this morning on South Korea.feedback

Lim Jie-Hyun

The nostalgia for Park Chung-hee's developmental dictatorship, which has existed as a sort of myth since the '60s, has been shattered along with Park Geun-hye's impeachment. When people voted for Park Geun-hye, they didn't do so because of her.feedback

Yoon Tae-Ryong

If Park accepts the ruling and soothes those who opposed her impeachment, things will be quiet. But looking at what she's done so far, I think that might be wishful thinking.feedback

Kim Seon-taek

It was a such an obvious case that there was no room for the court to rule other than impeaching the president. Through the 'Choi-gate' investigation, we found serious violations of laws and evidence of meddling with law and order of the nation by both Choi Soon-sil and Park Geun-hye.feedback

Kang Won-taek

This is a miracle, a new milestone in the strengthening and institutionalizing of democracy in South Korea.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We need a national cleanup. We need to liquidate the old system and build a new South Korea. Only then can we complete the revolution started by the people who rallied with candlelight.feedback

Zhang Xin

South Korea is always blustering at China; they are arrogant. In the future, I will shop here less.feedback

Liu Yuanyuan

Peace is most important. Countries should not threaten one another. I had a lot of hope for the future of China and South Korea. Now I worry South Korea is changing.feedback

Nikki Haley

Tell me why we wouldn't do the THAAD in light of 24 ballistic missiles, in light of two nuclear tests, knowing that we're going to protect our allies. We're not going to leave South Korea standing there with the threat of North Korea facing them and not help. The reason for THAAD is because of the actions of North Korea.feedback

Toshimitsu Shigemura

It is very possible that he will join groups that are dedicated to opposing the government in Pyongyang and it is also likely that South Korea will try to work with him, perhaps making him a figurehead for an anti-regime movement overseas.feedback

Jonathan Pollack - The Brookings Institution

The question is whether China having expressed their grievances will be prepared to let this pass or will let it erode their relationship with South Korea and a meaningful capacity for cooperation with the United States on North Korea.feedback

Cheng Xiaohe

Raising such a proposal without seeking the views from the U.S. and South Korea will likely bring pressure to Tillerson's upcoming visit to China. Talking about it publicly also indicates that China is hoping to have some achievement.feedback

Wang Yi

The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light and apply the brakes on both trains. This suspension-for-suspension can help us break out of the security dilemma and bring the parties back to the negotiating table. We urge some forces in South Korea not to keep insisting on taking this path, otherwise the result can only be damage to others and harm to yourself.feedback

Hong Ik-pyo

They say this is only to defend us from North Korea, but everyone knows this is part of the American missile defense plan. China sees the Thaad deployment in South Korea the way the Americans saw the in the 1960s.feedback

Wang Yi

China's suggestion is, as a first step, for North Korea to suspend nuclear activity, and for the U.S. and South Korea to also suspend large-scale military drills. The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other with neither side willing to give way. The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light and apply the brakes on both trains.feedback

Christian Bréchot

The samples that arrived had gone through deactivation treatment and posed no contamination risks. The mistake was not to have made a declaration to the ANSM (health body) with whom we're working to improve such matters.feedback

Wang Yi

The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other. The question is, are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority is to flash the red light and apply brakes on both trains. Holding nuclear weapons won't bring security, using military force won't be a way out. There remains a chance of resuming talks, there is still hope for peace. To defuse the looming crisis on the peninsula, China proposes that as a first step, North Korea may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the halt of the large-scale US-South Korea exercises.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I feel crushed by all these misunderstandings and allegations.feedback

Wang Yi

It's common knowledge that the monitoring and early warning radius of Thaad reaches far beyond the Korean Peninsula and compromises China's strategic security. It's not the way that neighbors should treat each other, and it may very well make South Korea less secure.feedback

Mark Toner

We've been very clear that a decision to deploy THAAD is as a defensive measure, in order to protect not only South Korea, but also our military who is stationed in South Korea.feedback

Geng Shuang

China firmly opposes the United States and (South Korea) in deploying the THAAD anti-missile system in the (South Korea). We will surely take necessary measures to safeguard our own security interests. The United States and the (South Korea) will bear all the consequence arising therefrom. We, once again, strongly urge relevant parties to stop the deployment process and not to go any further down the wrong path.feedback

Geng Shuang

China firmly opposes the deployment of THAAD. We will definitely be taking necessary measures to safeguard our own security interest. All consequences entailed from that will be borne by the U.S. and (South Korea). We once again strongly urge the relevant sides to stop the process of deployment and refrain from going further down that wrong path.feedback

Harry Harris

Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday's launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea. We will resolutely honor our alliance commitments to South Korea and stand ready to defend ourselves, the American homeland, and our allies.feedback

Cui Zhiying

The U.S. and South Korea are not dealing with the the THAAD issue very well because they have not fully considered China's security concerns. All parties should cooperate on this issue, instead of U.S. and South Korea getting together to suppress China.feedback

Harry Harris

Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday's launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy Thaad to South Korea.feedback

Harry B. Harris Jr.

Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday's launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy Thaad to South Korea. We will resolutely honor our alliance commitments to South Korea and stand ready to defend ourselves, the American homeland and our allies.feedback

Sean Spicer

The launches are consistent with North Korea's long history of provocative behavior. The United States stand with our allies in the face of this very serious threat. The Trump administration is taking steps to enhance our ability to defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles, such as through the deployment of a THAAD battery to South Korea.feedback

Jamie Maclaren

It's been a long week. I played 90 minutes as well in the week [in South Korea] and they are managing me but for me it's just good to get back on track with two goals and three points.feedback