The main opposition Democratic Party has reaffirmed that a meeting between President Park Geun-hye and rival party leaders is unnecessary unless three key demands are met.
Party spokesman Yoon Kwan-seok said at a news briefing on Monday, that the party cannot respond to Park's request to meet until she withdraws her prime minister nomination, accepts a prime minister proposed by the parliament, and steps aside from state affairs.
The spokesman also raised criticism against the newly appointed Presidential Chief of Staff Han Gwang-ok for pushing to arrange a gathering without meeting the party's preconditions.
Yoon called the presidential chief of staff "rude" for unilaterally visiting opposition parties on Monday without heeding their demands.
Source: KBS World Radio