Well, that’s what the
GNP Saenuri Party is saying:
Late President Roh Moo-hyun allegedly agreed with North Korea during his landmark inter-Korean summit in 2007 to nullify the U.S.-drawn de facto western sea border, a lawmaker claimed Monday.
“During the Oct. 3 South-North Korean summit in 2007, the late former President Roh Moo-hyun held one-on-one talks with late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il,” Saenuri Party lawmaker Chung Moon-hun said in a parliamentary audit of the Unification Ministry.
“Minutes of the undisclosed dialogue show Roh telling Kim Jong-il that the NLL is a headache. It was unilaterally drawn by the U.S. trying to win more territory,” Chung said.
A Saenuri Party lawmaker is calling for a special investigation into the claim as well as allegations that the Roh administration offered to give Pyongyang 100 trillion in won in aid.
Ordinarily, I’d say this was all BS aimed to discredit Moon Jae-in—who served in the Roh administration—and Ahn Cheol-soo—who has brought in a lot of Engagement Policy folk into his campaign—ahead of the presidential election. That said, the statement about the NLL does sound like something Roh would have said, so I won’t rule it out.