The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is rattling nerves in South Korea – by threatening military action and accusing activists of sending anti-Pyongyang pamphlets across the border.
Kim Yo Jong on Saturday described South Korea as “the enemy” and warned the country would soon see the collapse of an “useless” inter-Korean liaison office on the border.
She said North Korea’s military would determine how to retaliate for the activists’ propaganda leaflet campaign targeting North Koreans.
“By exercising my power authorized by the supreme leader, our party and the state, I gave instructions to the arms of the department in charge of affairs with the enemy to decisively carry out the next action,” she said in a statement carried by. the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
“If I drop a hint of our next plan the (South Korean) authorities are worried about, the right to take the next action against the enemy will be entrusted to the General Staff of our army,” she said.
“Our army, too, will determine something for cooling down our people’s resentment and certainly carry out it, I believe.”
Kim, the first deputy director of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, has gained significant power over the years and was even rumored to be Kim Jong Un’s successor back in April when speculation swirled over the governor’s health.
The relationship between North and South Koreas has deteriorated in recent months, with North Korean officials expressing frustration over nuclear stalled talks with the Trump administration – discussions supported by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
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