The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned South Korea of serious threat over the latter’s preemptive strike statement.
South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook said during a visit to the country’s strategic missile command on Friday that South Korea is able and ready to attack North Korea if the North intends to fire missile to the South.
Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, called the defense minister a “scum-like guy” and said that South Korea may face serious threat because of Suh’s statement. The female Kim also warned the South to discipline itself if it wants to stave off disaster.
Kim released her statement amid South Korea’s comments on the North’s missile tests this year. South Korea accused the North of faking the success of its March 24 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.
Experts said Kim’s statements signal North Korea’s possible further weapon tests. Pak Jong Chon, a secretary in the Workers’ Party’s central committee, said that any slight misjudgment may trigger a dangerous conflict.
Kim is in charge of North Korea’s relation with Seoul and Washington. South Korea’s spy service said Kim Yo Jong is the North’s second influential official behind her brother.
South Korea’s liberal President Moon Jae In, whose term will end in May, pushed for the reconciliation of the North and the South. South Korea’s newly elected conservative president, Yoon Suk Yeol, openly discussed the preemptive attacks on North Korea during his campaigns.
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