Jeong Se-hyeon “It can’t be solved with just pressure from North Korea… A former president could go to war during his tenure”

picture explanationFormer Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyeon delivers a tribute to the 13th anniversary of the death of the late former President Roh Moo-hyun at the Eco-Culture Park in Bonghama Village, Jinyeong-eup, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, on the afternoon of the 23rd. [박형기 기자]

Former Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyeon on the 30th urged the new government to change its policy toward North Korea, saying, “Pressure alone cannot solve the North Korean nuclear issue.”

In a telephone interview with YTN Radio on the same day, former Minister Jeong said, “If we do not quickly switch to a strategy that consistently brings North Korea to negotiations, war could break out during the president’s term.”

“President Yun said on CNN that the ‘age of subjugation is over’, but if subjugation is to appease North Korea so that it can come to negotiations, that is a very short thought. be,” he pointed out.

Minister Jeong said, “The United States and our Blue House (Presidential Office) are also saying that North Korea only has a cable connection for its nuclear test.” In the end, the only way is to negotiate.”

“If North Korea wants to hold talks, it has already set the condition of ‘stop militarily threatening actions and withdraw its hostile policy toward North Korea'” said Jeon. The same thing has to be definitely reduced,” he said.

When asked if North Korea had negotiated nuclear test plans with China and Russia in advance, he said, “North Korea does what it wants to do when it does things that are beneficial to it, but that are disadvantageous to China or not helpful to Russia.” It’s scary,” he added.

“This is something we should not forget when pursuing our North Korean policy,” he said. “he emphasized.

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