Among the scares, Kim Yo-jong called the new president of South Korea and his government “idiots” and “wild dogs gnawing on a bone given by the US”.
The criticism from the North Korean leader’s sister comes two days after the South Korean Foreign Ministry revealed it is reviewing the adoption of additional unilateral sanctions in the Northdue to the large number of weapons tests that Pyongyang has conducted.
South Korean diplomacy has also said it is considering adopting sanctions and cracking down on alleged North Korean cyberattacks, a major new source of funding for its weapons program, should the neighbor go ahead with a big military provocation such as a nuclear test.
“I wonder what sanctions the South Korean group, which is nothing more than a wild dog biting a bone given by the United States, will brazenly impose on North Korea,” Kim Yo-jong said in a statement carried by state media.
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Among the criticisms of the new South Korean president, the sister of the North Korean leader added that South Korea “it was not the goal” when the predecessor Moon Jae-in, who was seeking a reconciliation with the North, was in power.
These words can be seen as an attempt to foment anti-Yoon sentiments in South Korea.
“We warn the bold and stupid, once again, that desperate sanctions and pressure by the United States and its South Korean puppets against [a Coreia do Norte] will add fuel to the hostility and anger of the latter“, he also stressed.
The official position of Kim Yo-jong is that of deputy director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party (KCNA), the only one in the country and in power, but the North Korean secret services believe that he is the second person most powerful in the North. after his brother, and who handles relations between Seoul and Washington.
In October, South Korea imposed its own sanctions on 15 North Koreans and 16 organizations suspected of engaging in illegal activities. to finance North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs🇧🇷
These were Seoul’s first unilateral sanctions against North Korea in five years, though analysts said it was a symbolic move because the two Koreas have few financial deals with each other.
However, observers note that Seoul’s effort to coordinate with the United States and other allies to crack down on its northern neighbor’s alleged illicit activities could anger Pyongyang.
Earlier this year, a UN panel of experts highlighted in a report that North Korea continues to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions and companies and cryptocurrency exchanges, illicit money that is a major source of funding for its programs. nuclear and missile.
Tension on the peninsula is currently reaching unprecedented levels due to North Korea’s weapons tests, allied maneuvers and the possibility that, according to satellite evidence, Kim Jong-un’s regime is prepared will carry out a first nuclear test since 2017🇧🇷
The president of North Korea assured this Friday that he will use the atomic bomb in case of a nuclear attack against his country.
Kim Jong-un says he will use an atomic bomb in response to a nuclear attack