North Korea’s fiery rhetoric came back in full force this week as Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon-Un, threatened “quick and overwhelming action” as US and South Korean militaries conduct training together elsewhere on the peninsula. She also vowed to turn the Pacific into a shooting range, according to the Associated Press.
“We keep our eye on the restless military moves by the U.S. forces and the South Korean puppet military and are always on standby to take appropriate, quick and overwhelming action at any time according to our judgment,” Ms Yo jong said in a statement featured on North Korea’s state media in response to the US and South Korean joint military drills.
She claimed the “frantic” military exercises of the US and South Korea may require North Korea to “cope with them.”
“The demonstrative military moves and all sorts of rhetoric by the U.S. and South Korea, which go so extremely frantic as not to be overlooked, undoubtedly provide (North Korea) with conditions for being forced to do something to cope with them,” she said, according to the AP.
The report noted that “North Korea’s top military leadership, the General Staff Department, claimed hours later that “the enemy” had committed a “very grave military provocation” by firing artillery near the border town of Paju on Tuesday.
They also demanded that the US and South Korea c”ease their military activities near the border.”
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the claims were nonsense and that no artillery training occurred in that region.