North Korea warned that it would continue to display provocative military displays as a retaliation for President Biden’s comments that an attack against the US or one of its allies could lead to “the end of the regime”.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, said that the US South Korea had formed a pact in order to counter the threats from Pyongyang. She added that the agreement showed a “hostile will to act” against Pyongyang.
She said that the pact would put the peace of the region “in greater danger”.
This week, Mr Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol met in Washington.
He said that a nuclear strike would “result the end of any regime”.
Biden and Yoon announced new nuclear deterrence measures, including the docking of US nuclear-armed subs in South Korea on a regular basis for the first decade. They also called for increased training between both countries.
The two countries have also agreed to bilateral consultations between the presidents in case North Korea launches a nuclear attack.
The pact also includes a nuclear consultative group, and an improved information sharing system on nuclear and tactical weapons plans.
Biden needs to be prepared for the’storm’
Kim Yo Jong stated that the summit strengthened Pyongyang’s resolve to increase its nuclear weapons capabilities.
She slammed Mr Biden as “too irresponsibly bold” and “too miscalculating”. Her comments were branded “nonsensical statements from a person in their dotage”.
She warned that “when we consider this expression was used personally by the president the US, who is our most hostile enemy, it’s threatening rhetoric and he should prepare for a far too great after storm,”
She said: “The more our enemies are determined to stage nuclear war exercises and the more they deploy nuclear assets in the vicinity the Korean Peninsula, the stronger will be the exercise of self-defence in direct proportion to their actions.”
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North Korea warned Washington and Seoul earlier that any attempt to shoot down a test missile would be regarded as a ” war declaration“.
According to state media, Kim Yo Jong attributed the growing tensions in the peninsula to a joint exercise between the US and South Korea .