Kim Jong Un’s sister has attacked South Korea’s government days after the country said it was considering new sanctions for its recent missile test.
Kim Yo Jong referred to South Korea as Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative president, and his administration as “idiots who keep creating the dangerous situation”, just two days after Seoul’s foreign minister said it was considering additional sanctions against Pyongyang.
A barrage of tests included the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier in the month. This ” could’ve covered the entire US mainland“.
Seoul may also consider taking measures against cyber attacks by North Korea. This is a new source of funding that could be used to fund its weapons program if the secretive state launches a major provocation such as a nuclear attack.
According to state media, Ms. Kim stated that she was curious about the’sanctions’ South Korean groups, which are no more than a wild dog chewing on a bone from the US, would impose upon North Korea.
“What a spectacle!”
She warned the “impudent” and “stupid” by continuing to warn them: “Desperate sanctions, pressure from the US and South Korean stooges on (North Korea) will fuel the latter’s hostility anger and hostility and serve as a noose.”
Seoul responded to the insults of Ms Kim by saying it was “very sad for her to denounce our head-of-state with rough, substandard language and show no basic forms etiquette”.
The unification ministry is an executive branch of the South Korean government and added that it strongly condemned Ms Kim’s “impure effort to incite antigovernment struggles, shake our system”
Cheong Seong Chang, an analyst at the private Sejong Institute, South Korea, stated that Ms Kim had used insults against South Korea before, but the move will likely increase military tensions on South Korea’s peninsula.
Ms. Kim is vice-department director of the Central Committee of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party. However, South Korea’s spy agency claims that she manages relations with both South Korea & the USA.
It also stated that she is the North’s second-most powerful person, after her brother.
South Korea last month announced new unilateral sanctions against 15 North Korean people and 16 organizations. This is the first time in five years. These sanctions were imposed on those suspected of being involved in illegal activities that finance North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
11 rounds of United Nations sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since 2006 in response to its missile and nuclear tests.
China and Russia supported tighter sanctions following Pyongyang’s 2017 last nuclear test. However, in May they vetoed a US-led push to increase UN sanctions for its renewed missile launches.