November 25, 2022 11:29
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong on Thursday launched another tirade against the South Korean government.
The hysterical outburst was prompted the South Korean government seeking additional sanctions against the North Korean regime after a string of recent provocations.
"I wonder what 'sanctions' the South Korean group, no more than a running wild dog gnawing on a bone given by the U.S., impudently will impose on North Korea," she said according to the usual garbled translation in the state media. "What a spectacle sight!"
She added ominously that Seoul had "at least not been our target" during the previous Moon Jae-in administration, which tried to pacify with the regime long after North Korea had slammed the door in its face.
She denounced the current conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol and his government as "idiots who continue creating the dangerous situation."
"We warn the impudent and stupid once again that the desperate sanctions and pressure of the U.S. and its South Korean stooges against North Korea will add fuel to the latter's hostility and anger and they will serve as a noose for them," she added.
The North regularly tries to play conservatives and progressives in South Korea against each other, perhaps in the belief that this will somehow weaken morale and earn it concessions.
The Unification Ministry here responded primly. "We consider it very deplorable that [Kim Yo-jong] criticized the leader of our country in vulgar language without a trace of decorum," it said in a press release.
"She was blaming others even though the current tension was caused by Pyongyang's own missile provocations."
Kim Yo-jong regularly acts as an attack dog for her brother, and her tirades proved remarkably effective during the dovish Moon administration.
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