Seoul previously bragged about its ability to “swiftly strike” any North Korean target
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned of increased tensions with South Korea after its defense minister spoke out on his country’s ability to strike Pyongyang with precision weapons.
Friday’s comments by South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook have “further worsened the inter-Korean relations and military tension on the Korean Peninsula,”Kim Yoo-jong claimed this, as reported by the North Korean state news agency KCNA Sunday. Elle added that South Korea was also included. “may face a serious threat” as North Korea considers its options in response to Suh’s statement.
The defense minister spoke of South Korea’s military readiness amid recent provocations from Pyongyang, such as last month’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), saying Seoul can “accurately and swiftly strike any targets”North. “Currently, our military possesses large numbers and various types of missiles that have greatly improved in terms of ranges, accuracy and power,” Suh said.
South Korea responded to the ICBM attack by displaying its military capabilities. It has tested multiple missiles, and also displayed its F-35 fighter jets during a training exercise. Suh noted South Korea’s ability to carry out precision strikes on the “origin of any attack and its command and support facilities.” He said, too, that South Korea is further developing an advanced missile-defense system “that the North does not possess.”
Kim Yo-jong is a deputy department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and serves as a member of North Korea’s State Affairs Commission. She’s a key adviser to her brother and often takes a lead role in condemning South Korea and the US, such as when they hold joint military exercises.
Kim Yo-jong called Suh a fool “scum-like guy”And a “confrontation maniac,”According to KCNA Translation of Her Outburst
The senseless and scum-like guy dare mentioned (sic) the ‘preemptive strike’ at a nuclear weapons state, in his senseless bluster which will never be beneficial to south Korea, either… He is a confrontation maniac engrossed in the mindset of confrontation with his fellow countrymen in the north.
Pak Jongchon, the secretary of Central Committee issued a separate accusation that Suh had threatened to kill him. “preemptive attack.”
“He must be crazy or silly to speak of preemptive attack on the nuclear weapons state,”Pak said. He vowed to stop any attempt at such attacks. “our army will mercilessly direct all its military force into destroying major targets in Seoul and the South Korean Army.”
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