Mrs. Kim Yo Jong, a powerful official in North Korea and sister of leader Kim Jong Un – Photo: REUTERS
Kim Yo Jong’s September 15 statement targeted South Korean President Moon Jae In’s remarks as he oversaw a missile launch from a South Korean submarine that same day in South Chungcheong province.
In his speech, Moon said that upgrading the missile capabilities would help Seoul deal with “provocations” from Pyongyang.
“If the president’s nonsense is true, then he is quite naive as the president of a country. We regret the president’s use of provocative words that journalists indiscriminately retweeted as president of a country. think.
If the president engages in slandering another party, it will surely backfire and then lead to the complete destruction of relations between the DPRK and the South,” the Korean Central News Agency quoted the KCNA as saying. North Korean leader’s sister warned.
Talking about North Korea’s ballistic missile launch on the same day on September 15, a few hours before South Korea’s missile launch, Kim Yo Jong said it was a “normal act of self-defence” according to the national defense development plan. 5 years of Pyongyang. The incident comes days after North Korea test-fired a cruise missile.
In response, a State Department spokesman criticized North Korea’s latest missile launch in violation of United Nations resolutions and threatening its neighbors and the international community.
Reuters news agency quoted the unnamed spokesman as saying the US remained open to dialogue with North Korea.
“We remain committed to our diplomatic outreach to North Korea and call on them to engage in dialogue. Our commitment to defending South Korea and Japan is also very firm,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called Pyongyang’s missile launch a threat to peace and security in the region. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China hoped relevant parties would “exercise restraint”.