Seoul, Nov 24 (EFE).- The sister of North Korea’s leader on Thursday accused the South Korean government of being a “faithful dog” of the United States for considering imposing independent sanctions against the regime for its recent missile launches.
“As soon as the US spoke of ‘independent sanctions’ against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the North’s official name), South Korea parroted what the former said,” said Kim Yo-jong, one of Pyongyang’s leading figures, in a statement published by the state news agency KCNA.
“This disgusting act shows more clearly that the south Korean group is a ‘faithful dog’ and stooge of the US,” she added.
South Korea’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it is considering independent sanctions against Pyongyang following its barrage of recent missile tests, including the ICBM launch last Friday.
“If they think that they can escape from the present dangerous situation through ‘sanctions,’ they must be really idiots,” warned leader Kim Jong-un’s sister.
She added that Seoul had not been Pyongyang’s “target” under the previous administration of liberal president Moon Jae-in and criticized the current Yoon Suk-yeol administration’s strategy towards the North.
“I wonder why the South Korean people still remain a passive onlooker to such acts of the ‘government’ of Yoon Suk Yeol and other idiots who continue creating the dangerous situation,” she said.
“We warn the impudent and stupid once again that the desperate sanctions and pressure of the US and its south Korean stooges against the DPRK will add fuel to the latter’s hostility and anger and they will serve as a noose for them.”
South Korea’s Unification Ministry, in charge of relations with the North, called Kim’s message “deplorable.”
“We express a strong regret over (the North’s) attitude attempting to shift the blame on us … when the current tension on the Korean Peninsula was caused by North Korea’s repeated missile provocations,” it added.
Kim’s words come two days after another message condemning a UN Security Council meeting held to discuss North Korea’s ICBM launch.
Tension on the Korean Peninsula is heightened amid a record number of weapons tests by the North Korean regime, large-scale joint military drills by Seoul and Washington and the possibility that, as indicated by satellites, the regime is ready to carry out its first nuclear test since 2017. EFE