The leader remains optimistic about North Korea’s new missile programme despite technical restraints and says he will retaliate to US military provocation.
Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
The Pentagon said the THAAD deployment was a critical measure to defend South Korea and its allies against North Korean missile threats.
At the US-China summit, talks about adding pressure on North Korea to drop its arms development are to take centre stage.
The Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold the motion and remove Park from office or reject it and reinstate her.
“I will leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term,” Park Guen-hye said in a brief televised speech.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces mounting calls for her to step down over a political scandal amid indications of impeachment by the parliament.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be the first sitting president to be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case.
The comments by South Korea’s Defence Ministry spokesman on Monday came three days after North Korea carried out its fifth atomic bomb test.
The launch came on the same day that the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea were scheduled to meet in Tokyo.
This move comes after North Korea threatened a physical response against the US and South Korean THAAD missile defence system.