February 21, 2024

North Korea says Seoul ‘crazy’ to talk of preemptive strike on ‘nuclear power’

Kim Yo Jong and military official warn tensions could ignite into war and that Pyongyang rethinking inter-Korean affairs

A North Korean military official has slammed South Korea’s defense minister as “crazy” for mentioning “preemptive strike” capabilities, warning that the DPRK is a “nuclear power” and can “destroy” any major targets in Seoul if needed.

The statement carried in the state-run Rodong Sinmun on Sunday ran alongside another article by the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong, in which she labeled the ROK defense minister Suh Wook a “senseless and scum-like guy” and said Pyongyang is “reconsidering” inter-Korean matters.