Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday described former US National Security Advisor John Bolton's memoir as being fraught with a "far-right" perspective.
She made her first comment on the publication during a parliamentary session amid growing controversy here over Bolton's accounts of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.
Kang said "The Room Where It Happened" is "a book that clearly displays a far-right perspective."
"It is clear that Bolton had advised the president through the prism of the far-right wing," she said, answering a lawmaker's question.
"It appears that his viewpoint has influenced the US policy on North Korea to a considerable extent," she said.
In the book, Bolton described much of the diplomacy with North Korea as an event for a show that lacked substance and could never bear fruit.
The Moon Jae-in government has openly criticized the book, saying many of his accounts are inaccurate and distorted.
Bolton defended himself saying it would be a "disservice" to the South Korean people if he did not write the truth. (Yonhap)