Kim Yo Jongthe powerful sister of the North Korean ruler kim jong unmade threats loaded with insults against South Korea for proposing the imposition of unilateral sanctions against North Koreaand described the new South Korean president and his government as “idiots” and “maroon dogs who live on bones given by the United States.”
Kim Yo Jong launched his verbal attack two days after the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs I said that I was examining additional unilateral sanctions against North Korea for his recent series of missile tests. The ministry said it will also consider Sanctions and Restrictions for Alleged North Korean Cyber Attacks — a new source of funding for its weapons program — if the regime of kim jong un performs a major taunt, such as a nuclear test.
“I don’t know what and how the South Korean cronies who are no more than the Maroon dogs that live on bones given by the United States”, Kim Yo Jong said in a statement carried by the state media.
He described the new South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol and his conservative government as “idiots” who continue to create a dangerous situation. He added that Seoul “was not our target when Moon Jae-in — Yoon’s liberal predecessor who sought reconciliation with North Korea — was in power.”
The statements could be seen as a possible attempt to encourage the ill will against Yoon in South Korea.
“We warn the brazen and ignorant again. The more the US and its South Korean lackeys resort to sanction and pressure against us, the more our hostility and outrage will multiply,” said Kim Yo Jong.
Kim Yo Jong’s official title is deputy head of department of the Central Committee of the Party of Labor. But the South Korean spy service thinks it’s the second most powerful person in North Koreaonly after his brother, and manages relations with South Korea and the United States.
Although it is not the first time Kim Yo Jong uses crude invective against South Korea, North Korea is expected to further escalate military tensions on the Korean Peninsulasince she is in charge of relations with South Korea and exerts some influence in the North Korean militarysaid the analyst Cheong Seong Chang, from the private Sejong Institute in South Korea.
South Korea responded that it is “very deplorable that you criticize our head of state with crude and menial words, and do not display basic forms of etiquette.” The Seoul Ministry of Unification said in a statement that it also strongly condemned what it called “his impure attempt to incite anti-government protests and shake up our systema” in South Korea.
Last month, South Korea imposed sanctions on 15 North Korean individuals and 16 organizations for his alleged involvement in illegal activities to finance Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. They were Seoul’s first unilateral sanctions against North Korea in five years, but experts say they are a largely symbolic move because the two Koreas have few financial dealings with each other.
(With information from The Associated Press)