Rep. Ha Tae-kyung, the head of the TF to find out the truth about the attack of a civil servant in the West Sea, said that he reached an unreasonable conclusion with the expression ‘to North Korea’, which appeared only once in hundreds of pages of wiretapping data at the time of the incident.
In the first announcement by the Ministry of National Defense, the person in charge of ordering a change of position was the former first deputy chief of the National Security Office of the Blue House, Seo Ju-seok, who denied this.
Reporter Jo Soo-hyun reports.
Military wiretapping data, which was the key basis for the assumption that civil servant Lee Dae-jun voluntarily defected to North Korea two years ago.
[하태경 / 국민의힘 의원(지난 2020년 10월 8일) : 월북을 의미하는 단어가 있었다는 겁니까?]
[원인철 / 합참의장(지난 2020년 10월 8일) : 단어는 있었습니다.]
However, Rep. Ha Tae-kyung, the head of the TF to find out the truth about the power of the people who visited the Ministry of National Defense, argued that such an estimate was unreasonable.
It is said that the word ‘North Korea’ appeared in only one sentence in the hundreds of pages of wiretapping information that took place over 7 hours.
[하태경 / 국민의힘 의원 : ‘월북한다고 합니다’ 이런 식으로 딱 한 번만 나오고 그다음에 나오지 않습니다 전후로]
He also claimed that the person in charge who instructed the Ministry of National Defense, which had initially stated that it was “confirmed” that the body had been incinerated by North Korea, to take a step back that it was “presumed” was then first deputy chief of the Blue House National Security Office, Seo Ju-seok.
Former Deputy Director Suh denied these allegations and explained that there was a difference between the contents of the notice sent by North Korea to the South and the circumstances confirmed by the government.
[서주석 / 전 국가안보실 1차장 : 저희는 시신소각이라고 발표했는데 저쪽에서는 부유물 소각이라고 발표하는 등 이런 차이점들이 있었어요. 그러니까 이런 차이점을 비교하고 대응방향을 정리한 적은 있습니다.]
While Lee Dae-jun was alive, a written report was made to President Moon Jae-in, but there was also an offensive that there was no rescue order.
At that time, the Panmunjom communication channel managed by the UNC was alive and it was possible to send notices to North Korea.
The military did not make such an effort because there was no instruction from the president.
The Ministry of National Defense also expressed regret for this.
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