South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

Moon has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement.

But Mr Moon also has to navigate a complex web of regional issues.

Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to provide a site for the THAAD launch systems in late February.

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe that their countries must not let their hard histories hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program.

But ties have plummeted.

In the first conversation in eight months between the leaders of the two countries, Mr Xi reiterated China's opposition to the controversial deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system in South Korea.

"Israel can offer to Korea some great solutions in this field, something which is getting more important, especially these days", he said, apparently referring to threats South Korea faces from North Korea's growing nuclear and missile arsenals.

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Moon said at his inauguration Wednesday he is prepared to lead a major worldwide diplomatic effort to find a peaceful resolution to the tense security situation.

Mainstream historians say up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also China and other parts of Asia, were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II. I will go to Beijing and Tokyo.

"The resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue must be comprehensive and sequential, with pressure and sanctions used in parallel with negotiations", Moon's spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, quoted Moon as telling Xi.

The settlement, which remains hugely unpopular in South Korea, included cash payments for victims and South Korea agreed to try to resolve a Japanese grievance over a statue of a girl representing victims in front of its Seoul embassy.

The launcher trucks can hold up to eight interceptor missiles. The two leaders said they looked forward to meeting at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Germany in July.

North Korea last week accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting with the South to assassinate Mr Kim using a biochemical weapon, an allegation impossible to verify - and following the killing of his half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in Malaysia with a banned nerve agent, a murder widely blamed on Pyongyang.

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