North Korea’s chief of intelligence has stopped by Seoul to give orders to his top spies:
There were no agreements. No tangible results. So why did the head of the North’s spy agency, Kim Yang-gon, pay a visit? It’s still a mystery. Still, the diplomatic frenzy by senior officials here suggests that Seoul sees Kim’s visit here as a signal to Washington that North Korea is sincere about denuclearizing and normalizing ties. (…)
Nevertheless, the contents of Kim Yang-gon’s meeting with President Roh Moo-hyun have not been made public. The spymaster also held closed-door meetings with Unification Minister Lee Jae-joung and Kim Man-bok, the head of the National Intelligence Service instead of visiting SK Telecom, as his agenda said he would. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
It is shocking that Chung Dong-young wasn’t invited. Any guesses on what they talked about? My guess is that they are discussing strategy to topple Lee Myung-bak since Chung Dong-young is still trailing big time in the polls.