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But I didn't tell my parents because they might feel terrible, too. I hope the government could quickly come up with diplomatic measures.
Mar 19 2017
THAAD has been commented on by 32 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about THAAD are: Geng Shuang, Wang Yi, James Mattis and Stephan Haggard. For instance, the most recent quote from Geng Shuang is: “There are absolutely no anti-THAAD campaigns in China, still less violent campaigns. Instead of chasing shadows that don't exist, we hope the South Korean side will heed the voice of the people and take concrete actions to avoid causing further damage to bilateral relations.”.
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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.

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.

John Schilling

This is somewhat exaggerated as a threat, but the full capabilities of the THAAD system are classified so it can't be entirely discounted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geng Shuang

There are absolutely no anti-THAAD campaigns in China, still less violent campaigns. Instead of chasing shadows that don't exist, we hope the South Korean side will heed the voice of the people and take concrete actions to avoid causing further damage to bilateral relations.

Geng Shuang

There are absolutely no anti-THAAD campaigns in China, still less violent campaigns.

Wang Yi

China understands South Korea's need to protect its own security, and at the same time South Korea should respect China's reasonable position. What we need is multiple layers of defence ... THAAD is really relevant. We don't pose any threat to China. All parties, at the same time as strictly enforcing (U.N.) Security Council resolutions, should proactively look for break through points to resume negotiations, to break the negative cycle of the nuclear issue on the peninsula.

Lu Kang

On principle, I can say that China welcomes foreign enterprises to invest. At the same time, relevant companies operating in China must abide by laws and regulations.

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are taking defensive steps like deploying the highly effective THAAD anti-missile unit to the Republic of Korea to protect its people and our troops that stand with our ally. America's commitments to defending our allies and to upholding our extended deterrence guarantee remain ironclad: any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming.

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Were it not for the provocative behaviour of North Korea, we would have no need for Thaad out here. Thaad should be a worry to no nation other than North Korea. I talked to President Trump and he wanted to make a very clear statement about the priority that we place on this alliance between our two nations, the secretary said. Our new administration inherits a very strong, trusted relationship between our two countries and it's our commitment to make it even stronger especially in the face of the provocations that you face from North Korea.

Florian Kohlbacher

(Chinese retaliation) is happening and will further accelerate. It's not going to have an impact on South Korea's in a sense that they are not going to reconsider the decision to deploy Thaad.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

There is the issue of relations with neighbouring countries. This problem can be solved diplomatically.

Joo Hyung-hwan

We plan to present the relation between China's actions that have been pointed out by our companies and the THAAD deployment during a meeting on Friday regarding the free trade agreement between South Korea and China.

Moon Jae-in

It is inappropriate for the THAAD deployment process to go on under the current political circumstances.

Stephan Haggard

There is certainly a chance that blocking deployment of THAAD will be a long-run objective, or creating conditions under which it would not need to be deployed. But an incoming president and opposition party will need to think about its broader relationship with the U.S. and might be cautious at the outset.

Stephan Haggard

The opposition has long believed that a confrontational stance toward the North is counterproductive, and needs to be balanced with greater engagement.

Geng Shuang

The Chinese side is always positive to people-to-people and cultural exchanges with the Republic of Korea. However, I believe you can all understand that such kind of exchanges should be based on public support. China's steadfast opposition to the deployment of THAAD is well known to all...Relevant parties must have taken note of that.

John Kerry

There should be no doubt that the United States will do whatever is necessary to defend ourselves and to honor the security commitments that we have made to allies, including to the Republic of Korea. And we will deploy as soon as possible a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery to our Korean ally.

Cai Jun

The United States' blind development of anti-missile systems that exceed demand and its search for absolute unilateral military superiority inevitably damage global strategic equilibrium and gravely harm major powers' strategic trust. China and Russia are in close communication on next year's exercises.

Geng Shuang

We keep repeating our position that the deployment of the THAAD missile system by the United States and the ROK [Republic of Korea] will not address the concerns of relevant parties, contribute to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, or aid the peace and stability of the Peninsula. The deployment will severely damage regional strategic security interests and harm the regional strategic balance.

Shen Dingli

I think any idea to ask North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons would fail, and any idea to ask South Korea to abandon THAAD would fail.

Park Geun-hye

The deployment of THAAD is an act of self defense. Her priority as president was to "protect the lives of our people from the reckless provocations of the North.

Wang Yi

THAAD is most certainly not a simple technical issue, but an out-and-out strategic one.

Joshua Pollack

In addition to the basic goal of enhancing missile units' readiness to fight, it might be a way of reminding their southern neighbours that the site chosen for a THAAD battery in South Korea is within reach.

Liu Jieyi

At this second all events involved ought to keep away from actions that may additional worsen rigidity on the bottom. China opposes the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system … as a result of such an motion harms the strategic and safety pursuits of China and different nations of the area.

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