Kim Yo-jong, the powerful and influential sister of communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, threatened on Tuesday to use nuclear weapons against South Korea after South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook allegedly discussed his army’s ability to hit targets “precisely and quickly”. the North.
Suh did his comments Friday while attending a ceremony at the South Korean army’s strategic missile command base in Wonju.
“Currently, our army has a large number and various types of missiles that have greatly improved in range, accuracy and power, and it has the ability to accurately and quickly hit any target in North Korea. “, Suh told his troops.
Suh said South Korea had the ability to strike ‘the origin of any attack and its command and support facilities’, a comment widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea, which conducted a missile test provocative at the end of March.
Suh’s warning was certainly heard in Pyongyang. Communist tyranny has gone mad after the South Korean Defense Minister’s speech to his missile corps. North Korean propaganda shouted that Suh was threatening to launch “preemptive strikes”, a phrase he never used.
North Korean military leader Pak Jong-chon mocked that his forces “would ruthlessly direct their entire military force to destroy major targets in Seoul and the South Korean military”, if the South were to be “guided by an error of judgement” and engage in “military action dangerous as a pre-emptive strike”. ”
Package warned that “any slight misjudgment and misstatement that unsettles the other side in the current situation” could lead to “dangerous conflict and all-out war”.
Kim Yo-jong quickly responded to South Korea, unleashing a barrage of insults and threats over the weekend.
“The insane, scum-like guy dares to mention a ‘pre-emptive strike’ on a nuclear-weapon state,” Kim scolded. “South Korea could face a serious threat due to the reckless words of its defense minister. South Korea should discipline itself if it wants to avoid disaster.
“As long as the South Korean military reveals its intention to seek serious-level provocative incitement and escalate a confrontation with the DPRK, I will issue a serious warning upon clearance,” she said. noted.
DPRK is the North Korean regime’s name for itself, and the phrase “warning on permission” implies that she was speaking with her brother’s approval and approval.
Kim said his regime would “reconsider a lot of things about South Korea” in light of Suh’s remarks.
On Tuesday, Kim released another statement carried by North Korean state media in which she criticized Suh’s remarks – or, more accurately, North Korea’s interpretation of them – as a “fantastic reverie ” and “the hysteria of a madman”.
“In case [South Korea] opts for a military confrontation with us, our nuclear combat force will inevitably have to perform its duty,” Kim yelled. “A terrible attack will be launched and the [South Korean] the army will face a miserable fate close to total destruction and ruin.
Kim arrogantly insisted that Pyongyang does not consider South Korea its “main enemy” because the South Korean military is so weak compared to the forces in the North.
“We won’t even fire a single bullet or shell at South Korea. It’s because we don’t see it as a match for our armed forces,” she sneered.
“In other words, this means that unless the South Korean military takes military action against our state, it will not be considered a target of our attack,” she said, alluding to North Korea’s standard propaganda line that the South Korean government is merely a puppet of the true enemy of the North, the United States.
Kim’s tirade was translated by South Korea Korean Joongang Daily, who speculated that the gasping breath of Pyongyang was essentially North Korea’s traditional welcome to a new South Korean administration. President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol takes office next month and is expected to take a tougher line against North Korea than his leftist predecessor, Moon Jae-in.
Yoon at discussed the idea of preemptive strikes to thwart an impending North Korean attack using advanced technology, such as hypersonic missiles. A spokesman for South Korea’s new president said on Tuesday he stood by the remarks in the face of belligerent rhetoric from the North.
“Preemptive strikes are part of the accepted actions around the world, including the UN, as being usable not in a preventive sense but when a preemptive threat persists,” Yoon’s spokeswoman Kim Eun-hye said.
Kim Eun-hye noted that Kim Yo-jong unleashed his tirade against the Minister of Defense of the running administration, so the new president is not responsible for Suh’s statements.
“Therefore, while I will say that we will respond without any error to North Korea’s provocations and security threats, I would be grateful if you could ask Minister Suh and the Ministry of Defense for their interpretation,” he said. she concluded abruptly.