A senior delegation from South Korea secretly visited Israel last week for talks about the perceived threat both countries face from North Korea.
The meeting came in the wake of recent reports that North Korea has sold Iran Nodong missiles, which were developed from the Scud missile and are capable of reaching Israel if fired from Iran.
The meeting also took place amid increased tensions between North and South Korea over the nuclear issue.
Israeli newspapers reported Sunday that he visit was arranged through the Prime Minister’s Office. The foreign ministries of both countries had not been informed of the trip, it was reported.
The Israeli daily Ma’ariv, citing sources close to the talks, said the purpose of the trip was to reach cooperative agreements between the two countries.
Ma’ariv added that Israeli representatives from the Defense Ministry and defense industries have been in contact with South Korea to exchange information on military, political and technological issues.
The discussions were aimed at formulating a policy regarding the potential threat from North Korea, a security source said.
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