March 21, 2023

Kim Yo Jong slams spy satellite test critics, warns of long-distance ICBM launch

North Korean leader’s sister also confirms two rockets fired on Sunday while railing against ROK detection capabilities

Kim Yo Jong slammed South Koreans who doubted the authenticity of North Korea’s reported weekend spy satellite test in a statement Tuesday, while warning Pyongyang could soon silence critics by testing nuclear weapon reentry vehicle technology in an unprecedented long-distance launch.

The North Korean leader’s sister also confirmed for the first time that Sunday’s spy satellite test involved the launch of two rockets, matching ROK and Japanese assessments, but also criticized the detection capabilities of South Korea’s military at length.