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Iran terrorist attacks
The Islamic Republic of Iran has suffered a hideous terrorist attack on its soil, which killed 17 and injured many more. The attacks took place on Wednesday morning at both the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum just South of Tehran, and at the Iranian Parliament, or Majlis. Iranian security forces were efficient at eliminating the attackers, however, explosive vests appeared to have been used by at least one of the attackers during the course of the events.
US THAAD in limbo
The government of South Korea’s new president in a surprising announcement on Wednesday said it had halted further deployment of a controversial American anti-missile system. Officials in Seoul said an extensive evaluation of the environmental impact of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense – better known by its acronym THAAD – is necessary before its full deployment. The environmental evaluation of THAAD – which Washington says would protect South Korea from missile threats from the North - is expected to take weeks – if not months. Many are already speculating that the decision by the government of President Moon Jae-in would severely undermine America’s plans to launch the system in the country.
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