She called US President Joe Biden an ‘old man with no future’ as tensions rise between the two world giants.
The government of Washington and Seoul made an agreement at the White House on Wednesday April 26, that aims to deter North Korean aggression, including plans to deploy a nuclear-armed submarine in South Korea for the first time since the 1980s.
In comments on state-run KCNA, Kim Yo Jong slammed the deal as a typical product of their extreme anti-North Korean hostile policy, reflecting the most hostile and aggressive will of action.
Yo-Jong, the vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, said: ‘South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s recent visit to Washington was an occasion for us to have much clearer understanding about the root cause and physical entity disturbing peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the region.’
‘As such, it will only result in making peace and security of northeast Asia and the world be exposed to more serious danger, and it is an act that can thus never be welcomed.’
She then criticized Joe Biden for his statement that any nuclear attack against the US and its allies will result in the end of the North Korean regime, condemning it as a ‘nonsensical remark from the person in his dotage.’
‘The more the enemies are dead set on staging nuclear war exercises, and the more nuclear assets they deploy in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, the stronger the exercise of our right to self-defence will become,’ the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted her as saying.
She slammed Biden as an ‘old man with no future,’ who is ‘irresponsibly brave’.
‘We cannot let pass nor overlook is the fact that the chief executive of the enemy state officially and personally used the word “the end of regime” under the eyes of the world,’ she said.
‘Would we simply regard it as the man’s senility?’
She also went ahead to call South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol a ‘fool.’
Her comments mark the first response North Korea has made to the security pact between both countries.
The new agreement says that the US intends to ‘take steps to make our deterrence more visible through the regular deployment of strategic assets, including a US nuclear ballistic submarine visit to South Korea,’ a US official said.
In a joint news conference at the White House, Biden hailed what he called the ‘ironclad’ alliance between the two countries.
Kim Yo Jong, is a powerful figure in North Korea after she was promoted to the nation’s top decision-making body in September 2021.