NSC discusses N. Korea issue, results to be made public: Cheong Wa Dae
SEOUL, South Korea’s top security officials had discussions Thursday on the North Korea issue in their weekly National Security Council (NSC) meeting, Cheong Wa Dae said.
The NSC’s standing committee session opened at 3 p.m., presided over by Chung Eui-yong, director of national security at the presidential office, according to a Cheong Wa Dae official, who spoke to reporters.
Other participants include President Moon Jae-in’s chief of staff, Noh Young-min, and the National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon, as well as Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul and Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, he said on the condition of anonymity.
Also in attendance were Chin Young, minister of interior and safety, and Moon Seong-hyeok, minister of oceans and fisheries.
Asked about Cheong Wa Dae’s position on Pyongyang’s renewed brinkmanship over the cross-border spread of propaganda leaflets by some activists here, the official asked media to wait for the end of the NSC session. He said a press statement would be released.
It’s quite unusual for Cheong Wa Dae to make public the list of attendees at an NSC meeting.
Earlier this week, the North announced it would cut all inter-Korean communication lines, including the purported hotline between Moon and its leader Kim Jong-un, and treat the South as an enemy.
Source: Yonhap News Agency