Refuting reports related to the accident of the Hyunmoo-2C camel
The Joint Chiefs of Staff said on the 7th, “The report yesterday that there were no instructions from the President after the Hyeonmoo-2C camel accident in the national inspection is completely different from the truth.”
In a statement sent to the press on the same day, the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained, “The president received the report at dawn and ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident.”
According to the instructions of President Yoon Seok-yeol, “We have formed an investigation team with the Ministry of National Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Science Research Institute (DSI) to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, mechanical faults, operational problems, the level of training of operating personnel, and the electrification process,” said the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Earlier, during the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s inspection of the National Assembly’s Defense Committee the day before, an officer from the Joint Chiefs of Staff responded that it was “something I did not know” about the president’s instructions after the accident .
In response, Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Young-bae questioned, “The Joint Chiefs of Staff did not know whether a serious situation was reported to the president, and if there was no instruction from the president, it would be a security vacuum.”
Kim Seung-gyeom, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I am responsible for not reporting the situation properly to the President’s office because I did not recognize the situation correctly at the time.”