Park Opts for Diplomat as New NIS Chief

first_img News News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest President Park Geun Hye today nominated her currentambassador to Tokyo, Lee Byung Kee, to become the new head of the NationalIntelligence Service (NIS).Blue House spokesperson Min Kyung Wook revealed thedecision earlier today, telling reporters that Lee’s resume, which includes a spell as deputyhead of a forerunner to the NIS as well a number of other national security-relatedpostings, gives him a “deep understanding of domestic and internationalintelligence conditions.”“In the midst of the current difficult inter-Korean relations and Korean Peninsula situation, we judge that he will carry out the distinct role of the intelligenceauthorities and stably accomplish their reform,” Min explained.Lee is a Seoul native and graduate of Seoul National Universitywho served in the governments of both Roh Tae Woo in the 80s and Kim Young Samin the 90s. He is known as a moderate within the pro-Park Geun Hye political sphere, and, as such, attention is now likely to focus on whether hefollows a conciliatory line on North Korea, different to that of hispredecessor, career military man Nam Jae Jun. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img SHARE Park Opts for Diplomat as New NIS Chief AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2014.06.11 4:46am RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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