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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister says South Korea could face a ‘serious threat’ and called its defense minister a ‘scum-like guy’ for his missile remarks

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FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in HanoiReuters

  • Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister has lambasted the South Korean defense minister.

  • The defense minister said South Korea was capable of launching precision missiles at the North.

  • Kim Yo Jong said he “dared to mention a ‘pre-emptive strike’ on a nuclear-weapon state”.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has lambasted South Korea’s defense minister for comments about the country’s missile capabilities.

“This insane, scum-like guy dares to mention a ‘pre-emptive strike’ on a nuclear-weapon state,” Kim Yo Jong said in a statement shared on North Korean state media, according to The Associated Press. . “South Korea could face a serious threat due to the reckless remarks of its defense minister.”

Kim Yo Jong’s statement came in response to South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook, who said on Friday the country has the capability to launch precision strikes against North Korea if the North prepares to attack. , according to AP.

The comments also come after North Korea completed the successful launch of its largest intercontinental ballistic missile on March 24, part of a series of recent missile tests by the country, the BBC reported. It was North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile launch since 2017 and drew condemnation from South Korean and US officials.

Kim Yo Jong is North Korea’s most powerful woman. She was promoted in September to become a member of the country’s top decision-making body. As Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, she was reportedly his “de facto second-in-command”.

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