Anti-U.S. leftist appointed unification minister in South Korea

February 2006
Geo-Strategy Direct;2/22/2006, p23
The article reports on the appointment of Lee Jong-Seok as South Korea's new minister for affairs with North Korea. Lee is considered a left-wing advocate of closer ties to Pyongyang. U.S. sources said Lee is one of the most anti-U.S. officials in the South Korean government of Roh Moo-Hyun. Lee called for closer economic cooperation between North and South Korea, which he said is a key source of peace and stability on the peninsula.


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