He called the new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his conservative government “idiots who continue to create a dangerous situation”
Kim Jong-un's sister has threatened South Korea with increasing hostility after proposing a new sanctions package. (REUTERS)
Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, has made insult-laced threats against South Korea South for calling for unilateral sanctions against North Korea, describing the new South Korean president and his government as “idiots” and “wilddogs who live on bones supplied by the United States ”.
Kim Yo Jong launched his verbal attack two days after the South Korean Foreign Ministry said it was examining additional unilateral sanctions against North Korea over its recent series of missile tests. The ministry said it will also consider sanctions and restrictions for alleged North Korean cyberattacks — a new source of funding for its weapons program — if the Kim Jong Un regime carries out a further provocation. , as a nuclear test.
United States,” Kim Yo Jong said in a statement carried by state media.
He described the new South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeoland his conservative government as “idiots” who continue to create a dangerous situation. He added that Seoul was “not our target when Moon Jae-in — Yoon's liberal predecessor who sought reconciliation with North Korea — was in power.”
Kim Yo Jong launched his verbal attack two days after South Korea's foreign ministry said it was considering additional unilateral sanctions against North Korea over its recent series of missile tests. (REUTERS)
The remarks could be seen as a possible attempt to encourage animosity against Yoon in South Korea.
“We warn the brazen and ignorant again. The more the US and its South Korean lackeys use sanctions and pressure against us, the more our hostility and outrage will multiply,” said Kim Yo Jong.
Kim Yo's official title Jong is the dedeputy head of department of the Central Committee of the Labor Party. But the South Korean spy service believes that she is the second most powerful person in North Korea, after her brother, and manages relations with South Korea and the United States.
Although this is not the first time Kim Yo Jong has used crude invective against South Korea, North Korea is expected to further escalate military tensions on the Korean Peninsula as she is in charge of relations with South Korea and exerts some influence in the North Korean military, said Cheong Seong-Chang, analyst at South Korea's private Sejong Institute.
< /p>Kim Yo Jong's official title is deputy department head of the Labor Party Central Committee. But the South Korean spy service believes that she is the second most powerful person in North Korea, only after her brother. (EUROPA PRESS)
South Korea responded that it is “very deplorable that you criticize our head of state with crude and menial words, and that you do not display basic forms of etiquette.” Seoul's Ministry of Unification said in a statement that it also strongly condemns what it called “your impure attempt to incite anti-government protests and shake up our system” in South Korea.
< p class="paragraph">Last month, South Korea imposed sanctions on 15 North Korean individuals and 16 organizations for their alleged involvement in illegal activities to finance North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Pyongyang. They were Seoul's first unilateral sanctions against North Korea in five years, but experts say they are a largely symbolic move because the two Koreas have little financial dealings with each other.
(With information from The Associated Press)