SEOUL, The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Tuesday expressed strong regret that the floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party called President Moon Jae-in a senior spokesman for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
In a parliamentary speech earlier in the day, Rep. Na Kyung-won condemned what she called the Moon government's endless defense of North Korea and called on the president not to work like a senior spokesman for Kim.
Cheong Wa Dae immediately expressed strong regret over Na's speech and called on her and the LKP to apologize to the public.
"Na's remarks amount to an insult to the head of state and the public who aspire for peace on the Korean Peninsula," the office said.
The presidential office expressed hope that Na's remarks did not intend to bring Cold War animosity back to the peninsula.
"(The LKP) should not waste energy that should be spent for the nation in insulting the people and the head of state. The LKP and Na should apologize to the people who aspire for complete denuclearization and permanent peace," it added.
Source: Yonhap news Agency