South Korea Refutes Bolton’s Account of North Korea Summit

The government of South Korea has responded to Jonh Bolton’s claims about the North Korea summit by claiming that he “substantially distorts facts.”

According to The Daily Wire:

South Korea is disputing former national security adviser John Bolton’s account of ’s negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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A South Korean security official says that Bolton’s version of the events surrounding three U.S.-North Korea summits that took place from June 2018-June 2019 is “distorted.” In his book, Bolton claims that South Korean President Moon Jae-in set unrealistic expectations for the talks while pursuing his own agenda to unify the Korean peninsula. Bolton describes Moon as “schizophrenic,” according to Reuters.

“It does not reflect accurate facts and substantially distorts facts,” South Korea national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said, adding that Bolton’s published account of internal deliberations between the heads of state set a “dangerous precedent.”

“Unilaterally publishing consultations made based on mutual trust violates the basic principles of diplomacy and could severely damage future negotiations,” Chung said.

President Trump has called Bolton a “wacko.” Many have also asserted that Bolton is damaging national security in an effort to sell books.

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