“If South Korea, for any reason — whether or not it is blinded by misjudgment — opts for such military action as ‘preemptive strike’ touted by South Korea, the situation will change,” said Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of Communist leader Kim Jong Un. “In that case, South Korea itself will become a target.”
“If the South Korean military violates North Korea territory, it will face an unimaginably terrible disaster and the North’s nuclear combat force will have to inevitably carry out its duty,” she added.
Both North, as well as South, have actually been in an official state-of-war since the Korean war started in June 1950 with the current status being upheld as a mere ceasefire.
“Both Koreas have increased displays of military strength after North Korea test-fired a range of increasingly powerful missiles this year. Officials in Seoul and Washington also fear it may be preparing to resume testing nuclear weapons for the first time since 2017 amid stalled negotiations,” reports Reuters.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 5, 2022
According to The New York Post, the South’s “Defense Minister Suh Wook about potential preemptive strikes, which Kim Yo Jong called a “fantastic daydream” and the “hysteria of a lunatic.” Suh revealed Friday that South Korea’s military has “the ability to accurately and quickly hit any target.”
“If South Korea, for any reason — whether or not it is blinded by misjudgment — opts for such military action as ‘preemptive strike’ touted by [Suh], the situation will change,” Kim Yo Jong said. “In that case, South Korea itself will become a target.”
Kim concluded, “This is not just a threat. This is a detailed explanation of our reaction to possible reckless military action by south Korea and its consequences and, at the same time, a briefing on the reason why south Korea should not harbor such fancy as military provocation against a nuclear weapons state.”
Kim Yo-Jong is the youngest child of Former Dictator Kim Jong-Il and younger sister to the current ‘Supreme Leader’ and General Secretary of the WPK party Kim Jong-Un. She is widely considered to be her brother’s right hand and likely successor. She has taken a greater role in international relations since 2017 when she became an alternate member of the Politburo, she then served as the Special envoy of Kim Jong-un in 2018 for the Winter Olympics.