News Leaflets
A leading news portal.

Kim’s sister makes insulting threats to Seoul over sanctions

0 15

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attacked South Korea with a string of insults on Thursday for considering new unilateral sanctions against the North, calling its president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog gnawing on a bone given by the US”.

Kim Yo-jong’s diatribe came two days after South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said it was considering additional sanctions on North Korea over its recent barrage of missile tests.

The ministry said it would also consider taking action against alleged cyberattacks by North Korea, believed to be a key new source of funding for its weapons program, if the North conducts a major provocation like a nuclear test.
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attending a wreath-laying ceremony. (AP)

“I wonder what ‘sanctions’ the South Korean group, no more than a running wild dog gnawing on a bone given by the US, impudently will impose on North Korea,” Kim said in a statement carried by state media.

“What a spectacle sight!”

She called South Korea’s conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol and his administration “idiots who continue creating the dangerous situation”.

She added that South Korea “had not been our target” when Moon Jae-in, Yoon’s liberal predecessor who sought reconciliation with North Korea, was in power.

The comment could be seen as an attempt to foster anti-Yoon sentiment in South Korea.

“We warn the impudent and stupid once again that the desperate sanctions and pressure of the US and its South Korean stooges against (North Korea) will add fuel to the latter’s hostility and anger and they will serve as a noose for them,” Kim said.

Her official title is vice department director of the Central Committee of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a joint declaration, with the help of his sister Kim Yo Jong (L), a senior official of the ruling Workers' Party, after talks with South Korean President Moon Jae In at the House of Peace in the border village of Panmunjeom on April 27, 2018.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signs a joint declaration, with the help of his sister Kim Yo-jong. (Kyodo News Stills via Getty Imag)

But South Korea’s spy agency says she is the North’s second-most powerful person after her brother and handles relations with South Korea and the United States.

While it’s not the first time Kim has used crude invectives toward South Korea, North Korea is expected to further escalate military tensions on the Korean Peninsula given that she’s in charge of relations with South Korea and wields some influences on the North’s military, said analyst Cheong Seong-Chang at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea.

South Korea quickly shot back at Kim’s insults of Yoon, saying it’s “very deplorable for her to denounce our head of state with rough, substandard words and show no basic forms of etiquette”.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry said in a statement that it strongly condemns what it called “her impure attempt to incite anti-government struggles and shake our system” in South Korea.

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has taken a second ride on a white horse to a sacred mountain.

Ten years of Kim Jong-un’s bizarre, secretive rule

Last month, South Korea imposed its own sanctions on 15 North Korean individuals and 16 organisations suspected of involvement in illicit activities to finance North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

They were Seoul’s first unilateral sanctions on North Korea in five years, but experts say they were largely symbolic because the two Koreas have few financial dealings between them.

But observers say Seoul’s push to coordinate with the United States and others to crack down on North Korea’s alleged illicit cyberactivities could anger North Korea and damage its financing of its weapons programs.

Earlier this year, a panel of UN experts said in a report that North Korea was stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions and cryptocurrency firms and exchanges.

North Korea has been under 11 rounds of United Nations sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile tests since 2006.

But the UN Security Council has failed to adopt new sanctions against North Korea over its run of banned ballistic missile launches this year because of the opposition of China and Russia, two veto-wielding members of the council that are locked in confrontations with the United States.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un addresses the Supreme People's Assembly, North Korea's parliament.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un addresses the Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s parliament. (via REUTERS)

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that North Korea is turning to cybercrime and covert ship-to-ship transfers of unauthorised goods as a way to evade those UN sanctions.

Spokesperson Lim Soosuk said Kim’s strong reaction to the South’s review of possible unilateral sanctions proves that North Korea cares deeply about such steps.

He said South Korea will consider having North Korea face consequences for the illicit ship-to-ship transfers if it conducts a nuclear test, which would be its first in five years.

North Korea has repeatedly said the UN sanctions, along with regular American military drills with South Korea, are proof of US hostility toward the North.

US-led diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear program collapsed in early 2019 due to differences over how much sanctions relief North Korea should receive in return for limited denuclearisation steps.

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin.
Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)

Kim warned Tuesday that the United States would face “a more fatal security crisis” as it pushes for UN condemnation of the North’s recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile potentially capable of striking all of the mainland US She compared the United States to “a barking dog seized with fear”.

North Korea is notorious for colourful, crude personal attacks on South Korean and US leaders.

It called previous South Korean Presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye “a rat” and “a prostitute”, respectively, while describing former US president Donald Trump as “a mentally deranged US dotard”.

In March 2021, when Moon was still in office, Kim called him “a parrot raised by America”.

FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! News Leaflets is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment