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Bolton's account of North Korea talks is distorted, Seoul says

Former US adviser's memoir claims South Korea pushed for Trump-Kim summit

From left, then-U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump attend the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi in February 2019.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton provides an inaccurate account of the negotiations surrounding efforts to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program in his memoir, South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Monday.

"The Room Where It Happened," due to be released Tuesday, "does not reflect accurate facts, and the truth is being distorted in large portions," said Chung Eui-yong, head of the National Security Office in the Blue House.

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