If in Washington power has changed hands, in Pyongyang nothing is moving even the rhetoric vis-à-vis abroad. Influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attacked the United States and South Korea in a statement released by the official daily on Tuesday Rodong Sinmun.
The moment is chosen: the new American Secretaries for Defense and Foreign Affairs begin a visit to Tokyo and Seoul. Above all, the United States and South Korea began joint military maneuvers last week. Kim Yo-jong therefore offers “advice to the new American administration which is trying to spread a smell of powder on our country”.
“If you want to sleep easy for the next four years (duration of a US presidential term), you would do well not to do anything that makes you lose sleep,” Kim Jong-un’s sister said, according to the report. Rodong Sinmun. This is the first explicit reference, without however naming it, to the new American president on behalf of this country equipped with the nuclear weapon, more than four months after the election of Joe Biden to the succession of Donald Trump. .
28,500 American soldiers in South Korea
Donald Trump’s atypical foreign policy had given rise to exchanges of insults and threats of war with Kim Jong-un, followed by an extraordinary diplomatic honeymoon marked by summits between the two leaders. These relations did not ultimately lead to progress towards a denuclearization of North Korea, subject to multiple international sanctions because of its nuclear program.
Some 28,500 American soldiers are stationed in South Korea to protect it from a possible attack and Seoul and Washington. North Korea condemns joint training, which it describes as preparation for invasion. For Kim Yo-jong, “the South Korean government has once again chosen” the March of the war “,” the March of crisis “”.