Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned the US and South Korea on Saturday about the strengthening of their relationship. File pool Photo by Jorge Silva/EPA-EFE
April 29 (UPI) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States and South Korea on Saturday that their strengthened military alliance would lead to North Korea responding with “more force.”
“South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s recent visit to Washington has become an opportunity for us to better understand the source and essence of the threat to peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the region,” Kim Yo Young said in a statement released by North Korean state media.
“The ‘Washington Declaration’ by the rulers of the United States and South Korea is the result of a brutal hostile policy towards the DPRK. [North Korea] which reflected the most hostile and aggressive will to action,” she stated. “This will pose a more serious threat to the peace and security of Northeast Asia and the world as a whole, so this is an action that may never be welcomed.”
Kim Yo Jong, who is believed to be a close confidante of her brother, also insulted US President Joe Biden, calling him “an old man with no future”.
During a state visit to Washington earlier this week, Biden and Yoon discussed several ways the two countries will strengthen their already strong military ties, including America’s nuclear commitment.
The newly established Nuclear Advisory Group will focus on how to plan for nuclear contingencies and formulate a unified approach to nuclear deterrence. The group is being formed “in light of the growing threat posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),” the White House said in a statement.
The two countries agreed on a more visible deployment of US strategic military assets on the Korean Peninsula and increased participation in joint military exercises.
Biden also said the U.S. would attach nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to South Korea as a deterrent.
“The wild dream of the United States and South Korea will face the formation of a stronger power in the future,” said the North Korean leader’s sister.