September 24, 2021

Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’

State media publishes criticism of South Korean president hours after North and South both tested ballistic missiles

North and South Korea both tested ballistic missiles just hours apart on Wednesday, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in calling the North's activities "provocative" while defending a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test he attended as self-defensive in nature.

In a statement issued late Wednesday evening, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong took issue with Moon's remarks and similarly defended her country's weapons developments.