Additional THAAD systems to be stationed in South Korea's U.S. base

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According to a statement from South Korea's presidential office, Moon and Trump agreed to remove the limit on the payload of South Korean missiles in response to the North's nuclear test.

Additional launchers for a controversial American antimissile system will be installed Thursday in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday.

THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is easily integrated into the missile defense systems of greater range and power, and all this is then fitting into the USA integrated missile defense system, Ryabkov explained.

North Korea, meanwhile, has not ceased its daily threats to attack the United States and South Korea.

Mattis and Song discussed avenues for improving bilateral, trilateral and regional defense cooperation in light of the threat posed by North Korea and to maintain peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region, she added. In response, U.S. President Donald Trump said "all options are on the table", not ruling out military action. He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement".

Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.

Following North Korea's repeated provocations-including launching a missile over northern Japan last week and a sixth nuclear test on Sunday-Moon appeared significantly more comfortable with the presence of the US system over South Korea's skies.

He complimented Mr Putin and the Russian government over what he said were diverse efforts to find diplomatic solutions to the problem.

North Korea says it detonated a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.

Putin said Tuesday at a news conference in China that Russian Federation saw the test as "provocative". He told reporters before his departure from Japan that "We must make North Korea understand there is no bright future for the country if it pursues the current path".

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