South Korea's Moon demands official apology from Japan over 'comfort women'

  • South Korea's Moon demands official apology from Japan over 'comfort women'

South Korea's Moon demands official apology from Japan over 'comfort women'

"The Senate welcomes His Excellency Moon Jae-in, the President of the Republic of Korea, on his first official visit to the United States", the resolution said, reaffirming the alliance between the two countries as well as the USA commitment to South Korea's defense.

With regard to the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system, the resolution noted Seoul's explanation that it has no intention to reverse deployment commitments as it "implements the domestic procedures to uphold democratic, legal, and procedural legitimacy and transparency". She said there's a call in South Korea to install the THAAD system legitimately and transparently.

"The president's remark came as a part of his effort to explain that the South Korean government is not trying to postpone the deployment of THAAD".

South Korea's government froze the installation of the extra launchers earlier this month, pending an environmental assessment.

Around 4,000 people participated in the demonstration, the largest since South Korea and the United States agreed to deploy the system, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD).

Moon's revelation comes in the wake of reports that US President Donald Trump had been infuriated by his South Korean counterpart's decision to suspend the further deployment of THAAD.

The missile defense system has previously been deployed in Guam and Hawaii as a measure against potential attacks from North Korea.

It's a twist on the typical pattern on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korean state media frequently issue reports about leader Kim Jong Un observing missile tests that it says are needed to combat South Korean and USA hostility. "We have worked closely and have been fully transparent with the South Korean government throughout this process", United States Forces Korea wrote to the Korea Herald on Friday, when asked to respond to Moon's comments.

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Moon said only one THAAD launcher was scheduled to be deployed in 2017 here under an agreement with the US, and the remaining five next year.

South Korean President Moon Jae In, in a newspaper interview published online Tuesday, urged Japan to take legal responsibility and offer an official apology for former comfort women. You want to start a dialogue without any concessions by the North Koreans.

The US interviewer also said, "President Moon believes he is going to get the green light from President Trump to have these bilateral talks with North Korea, to begin this inter-Korean dialogue". "Aren't you giving in to them?" asked the USA interviewer.

Starting next week, anyone, including foreign tourists, will be able to drive or walk near South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae at all hours, the office announced Thursday.