Kim Jong-un’s sister warns Joe Biden

Seoul: Kim Jong-un’s powerful sister warned the United States to “refrain from causing a stink” if it wants to “sleep in peace” for the next four years.

Kim Yo Jong’s statement was issued as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Asia to talk with US allies Japan and South Korea about North Korea and other regional issues.

“We take this opportunity to warn the new US administration trying hard to give off (gun) powder smell in our land,” she said. “If it wants to sleep in peace for the coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step.”

Kim Yo Jong, a senior official who handles inter-Korean affairs, also criticized the US and South Korea for holding military exercises. She also said the North would consider abandoning a 2018 bilateral agreement on reducing military tensions and abolish a decades-old ruling party unit tasked to handle inter-Korean relations if it no longer had to cooperate with the South.

A senior official from the Biden administration that US officials have tried to reach out to North Korea through multiple channels since last month, but had yet to receive a response.

While Kim in recent political speeches has vowed to strengthen his nuclear weapons program, he also has said the fate of US relations depends on Washington’s actions.

Image courtesy of (tbs.seoul.kr)

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