The powerful sister of KIM Jong-un blew up South Korea’s “bold” offer of an economic boost in exchange for the North giving up nuclear weapons when she confirmed a new missile launch.
It comes within weeks after the dictator issued a chilling warning to the West when he claimed his country was “ready to mobilize nuclear weapons”.
The tyrant’s sister has now said the country will “never” engage with a “bold” initiative by South Korea that would offer North Korea economic aid in exchange for denuclearization.
South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol said in May the country is “ready to work with the international community to present a bold plan that will significantly strengthen North Korea’s economy and improve the quality of life of its people.”
On his 100th day in office, Yoon on Wednesday reiterated his readiness to gradually provide North Korea with economic aid as it ends nuclear weapons development and begins denuclearization.
Kim Yo-jong blasted the idea today, saying such a plan is ignorant and “the pinnacle of folly far from realization”.
She also insisted that the premise “if North Korea takes denuclearization measures” itself is wrong.
Kim Yo-jong said, “To think that the idea of exchanging our national nuclear nucleus through ‘economic cooperation’ is a dream, a hope and an initiative of Yoon Suk-yeol.
“I can’t help but think he’s really innocent and young.
“If the ‘bold initiative’ doesn’t work, I don’t know what wild plan he’ll knock on our door with, but I make it clear we’ll never deal with it.”
Yo-jong previously warned North Korea will nuke the South if it violates “even an inch” of its territory.
She also confirmed today that North Korea had test-launched two cruise missiles on Wednesday when Yoon held his press conference – but said South Korea had spotted the wrong location.
The South Korean military said two cruise missiles were fired from the west coast city of Onchon early Wednesday and US authorities were analyzing flight details.
A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment but said the US remained focused on working closely with allies to “counter the threats” posed by North Korea.
It was the first missile test Pyongyang has conducted in two months as the country weathered a coronavirus outbreak before declaring victory over the virus last week.
The launch came just a day after Seoul and Washington began four days of joint military exercises.
They are preparing for the long-stalled Ulchi Freedom Shield live field training, taking place August 22-September 1.
Allied nations have been scaling back combined war games in recent years, both because of Covid and to defuse tensions with the North – which has accused the drills of being a rehearsal for an invasion.
It comes after Kim claimed his country is ready to use its nuclear weapons against the US and South Korea at any time.
In a speech, the tyrant also claimed the world was on the brink of war thanks to South Korea’s actions as he launched a harsh attack on the country’s new president.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has written to Kim to forge a pact to unite the pariah nations against the “enemy” West.
The worrying kinship has stoked fears among security agencies, who fear their alliance could have disastrous consequences.
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