Director of NIS Confirms Existance of Transcript During 2007 Summit Talks
The director of South Korea's intelligence agency has confirmed there is indeed a transcript from inter-Korean summit talks in 2007. between former president Roh Moo-hyun and late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
National Intelligence Service Director Won Sei-hoon said Monday that there was a transcript, but he refused to open it to the public.
He said doing so could damage relations with Pyongyang.
Earlier this month, a ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker alleged that in a private transcript, Roh told Kim that Seoul would NOT claim its rights to the Northern Limit Line, the de-facto maritime border between the two Koreas.
The allegation has become a key campaign issue ahead of the presidential election, particularly for DUP candidate Moon Jae-in, who served as President Roh's chief of staff.
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