(Seoul) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister and one of her top advisers, Kim Yoo-jong, on Sunday slammed comments made by a South Korean minister as “irresponsible” about Seoul’s ability to strike against its neighbors.
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South Korean Defense Minister Zhu Wook said on Friday that his country had “missiles capable of hitting any target in North Korea accurately and quickly” because Pyongyang had stepped up missile tests in recent months.
His irresponsible and elaborate rhetoric about “early strikes” has exacerbated Korean relations and military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, “Kim Yo-jong was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency.
“South Korea may face a serious threat from the irresponsible words of its defense minister,” he said, adding that “it must adjust its approach if it wants to avoid a catastrophe.”
On Sunday, another senior leader of the North Korean regime and secretary of the Central Committee of the Labor Party, Bagh Jong Son, warned against any military action against his country. “Our army will relentlessly dedicate all its military strength to destroying key targets in Seoul,” he threatened.
North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on March 24, ending a ban on launching this type of missile from late 2017.
The test, along with a dozen other weapons tests since January, has raised tensions in the region ahead of the inauguration of new Sur-Korean President Eun-suk-yol in May. Preventive strikes against the North in the event of a threat to the security of his country.