Japan to Cancel Deployment of US Missile Defense Systems

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – The National Security Council of Japan has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of two costly land-based US missile defense systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against threats from North Korea, the country’s defense minister said Thursday. The council made its decision Wednesday, and now the government will need to enter negotiations with the US about what to do with payments and the purchase contract already made for the Aegis Ashore systems