The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday.
Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed
by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats. Accordign to a Defense Ministry official, South Korea aims to deploy the system on a golf course.
But the plan, however, has angered China, which worries that THAAD's powerful radar would compromise its security and do nothing to lower temperatures on the Korean peninsula.