FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un Photo: Reuters/JORGE SILVA/File
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North Korea slams South Korea's Yoon; warns sanctions will fuel more hostility

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By Soo-hyang Choi

North Korea on Thursday denounced Seoul's push to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang after its missile launches, calling South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his administration "idiots" parroting the United States, state media KCNA reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, made the remarks in a statement carried by KCNA, warning sanctions and pressure would add to the North's "hostility and anger."

South Korea's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was reviewing independent sanctions on Pyongyang. It said sanctions on the cyber sector were among those considered in case the North pushes ahead with a nuclear test.

North Korea has conducted an unprecedented number of ballistic missile launches this year. For months Washington has said North Korea could conduct a nuclear bomb test, the first since 2017, at any time.

"If they think that they can escape from the present dangerous situation through 'sanctions,' they must be really idiots as they do not know how to live in peace and comfort," Kim Yo Jong said in the statement, calling Yoon and his government a "running wild dog" with a bone given by the United States.

South Korea's unification ministry, handling inter-Korean affairs, issued a statement over the "deplorable" comments targeting the South Korean leader.

"We express a strong regret over (the North's) attitude attempting to shift the blame on us ... when the current tension on the Korean Peninsula was caused by North Korea's repeated missile provocations," the ministry said in the statement.

The United States has urged the United Nations Security Council to hold North Korea accountable for its missile tests in one voice, as the 15-member body has been split on how to deal with Pyongyang in recent years.

Although both China and Russia backed tighter sanctions after Pyongyang's last nuclear test in 2017, in May they vetoed a U.S.-led push for more U.N. penalties over its renewed missile launches.

© Thomson Reuters 2022.

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Ahhhhh blah blah blah. A shrew running her sassy mouth again. She needs to shut up and go away.

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"North Korea slams South Korea's Yoon; warns sanctions will fuel more hostility"

As I initially scanned headline, an image of Mr Kim bent over as he slammed Mr Yoon to the mat flashed into my mind. Just for a second before I realized it was just the same old exchange of diplomatic messages as has been going on for decades.

Personal List of Most Interesting Looking People to Have a Dinner with:

Kim Yo Jong

And how ever "deplorable" Ms Kim's comments may seem to some, they only seem deplorable to them for their truth.

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North Korea's response to Moon's appeasement....more hostility.

North Korea's response to Yoon's sanctions.............more hostility.

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Cray Bae really needs a person in her life. Except no man or woman would consent to being the partner of someone who’d execute them with a 40mm AA gun the first argument they had.

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Relinquish the ambition to destroy the DPRK (North Korea)!

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The barking dogs are noisy

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"If they think that they can escape from the present dangerous situation through 'sanctions,' they must be really idiots as they do not know how to live in peace and comfort," Kim Yo Jong said in the statement, calling Yoon and his government a "running wild dog" with a bone given by the United States.

Is the average North Korean living in peace and comfort as you continue to fire rockets into the sea (and occasionally over other countries) on a regular basis? How about those stuck in your reeducation camps, they comfortable? Running wild dog? This lady with her black hole eyes is positively rabid and couldn't fake sanity if she tried.

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She's very pale looking... wonder why ?

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Personal List of Most Interesting Looking People to Have a Dinner with:

Kim Yo Jong

She'd have you for dinner ! Just a guess but, well, ............... O_O

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Cray Bae really needs a person in her life. Except no man or woman would consent to being the partner of someone who’d execute them with a 40mm AA gun the first argument they had.

@Nemo, she is married and has kids. Someone is sleeping with her and apparently having fun :/

Btw, the Norks AA guns are 23mm and 57mm, normal Soviet calibers.

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She's very pale looking... wonder why ?

That stock photo is many years old and re-used too often. If you want you can look at dozens or more images of her taken at different times and she doesn't always look so zombie-like.

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