Korea ’s Presidential Office Kim Hyun-jung, Deputy Director-General of the National Security Office, officially removed Korea from the list of “Group A (White)”, a preferential country where the Japanese government can simplify export procedures. In response to the press conference, he expressed his “strong regret”. It was criticized again as an economic retaliatory measure over a Korean yuan recruitment lawsuit that ordered Japanese companies to compensate.
Mr. Kim said he would like to ask the reporters at the seven major summits (G7 summit) held in Biarritz, France, by the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to “keep the promise to keep the promise” to the South Korea over the problem of the former recruitment work. With the above things in mind, he insisted that “Prime Minister Abe refers to Korea as an“ untrusted country ”and treats it in the same way as an adversary.”
He emphasized that the Japanese side is responsible for destroying GSOMIA, saying, “There is no such thing as maintaining GSOMIA”.
Cheong Wa Dae officials on the same day, President ...