Tuesday, October 20, 2015

South Korean Secretary for Foreign Affairs Forced to Resign Over KF-X Stealth Fighter Debacle

President Park Geun-hye replaced senior presidential secretary for foreign affairs Ju Chul-ki, Monday, amid mounting calls for her top security aides to take responsibility for failing to obtain four key technologies related to F-35 stealth fighters from the United States.

Ju was replaced with Kim Kyou-hyon, the deputy chief of the National Security Office (NSO), according to Cheong Wa Dae.

The reshuffle has been construed as Park censuring the secretary over the failure to receive the core technologies from the U.S., which dealt a serious setback to the nation's 8.5 trillion won KF-X project to develop indigenous fighter jets by 2025.

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