Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea

White House statement was issued within minutes of Donald Trump's inauguration


Reuters January 20, 2017
The USS Mason (DDG 87), a guided missile destroyer, arrives at Port Canaveral, Florida, April 4, 2003. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration intends to develop a "state of the art" missile defense system to protect against attacks from Iran and North Korea, the White House said in a policy position posted on its website on Friday.

The statement, posted on the White House website within minutes of Donald Trump's inauguration, did not provide details on whether the system would differ from those already under development, its cost or how it would be paid for.

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