North Korea prepared to attack against US, South Korea, threatens Kim Jong Un’s sister
The prominent sister of North Korea’s leader issued a threat Tuesday, a day after a nuclear-capable B-52 flew over the peninsula, that her nation is ready to take “quick, overwhelming action” against the United States and South Korea.
In order to practise alongside South Korean jets, the United States dispatched a bomber to the Korean Peninsula, and later this month, the two countries’ forces will resume their largest field exercises in years.
Kim Yo Jong didn’t provide specifics in her speech, but North Korea has a history of responding to military drills between the United States and South Korea by test-launching missiles out of fear that they are actually a dress rehearsal for an invasion.
“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,” Kim Yo Jong said in the statement reported by state media.
According to her, North Korea will be “forced to do something to cope with them” because of the United States and South Korea’s “demonstrative military moves” and “all sorts of rhetoric,” which go so exceedingly frenzied as to not be disregarded.
The B-52 bomber’s flyover over South Korea on Monday was the most recent in a series of joint air drills between the United States and South Korea. Earlier this year, the United States sent a long-range B-1B bomber or multiple B-1Bs to the peninsula on various occasions. South Korea claimed the drills proved the partners were prepared to respond forcefully to any North Korean attack.
Friday, the U.S. and South Korean armies said that they will resume their major springtime field exercises, which had not been undertaken since 2018, and conduct computer-simulated command post training from March 13-23.
As a show of support for the stalled negotiations with North Korea and as a precaution against the COVID-19 epidemic, the allies have cancelled or reduced some of their usual drills in 2018. But, after North Korea performed a record number of missile launches and publicly threatened to deploy its nuclear weapons in future confrontations with its rivals last year, they have resumed resuming regular drills.
The North Korean Foreign Ministry issued a second statement on Tuesday, calling the U.S. B-52 bomber’s flyover a reckless provocation that further exacerbates the tense situation on the peninsula. There is “there is no guarantee that there will be no violent physical conflict” according to a statement attributed to the anonymous chief of the ministry’s international news office, should military provocations between the United States and South Korea persist.
When tensions between the United States and South Korea are high, North Korea is known to use more strident language. A nuclear test or the test launch of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile aimed at the continental United States are both actions that may be taken by North Korea, according to experts.
Kim Yo Jong vowed last month to make the Pacific Ocean the North’s new target practise area. On Tuesday, she made a remark in which she implied that any attempt by the United States to intercept a North Korean ICBM would be seen as a declaration of war by Pyongyang. She referenced a South Korean news article that said the United States would destroy a North Korean ICBM if it were to be launched across the Pacific for a test.
It is believed that all of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile tests have been conducted at extreme velocities in order to splash down in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.