In his Sunday assertion, Mr. Kwon mentioned that the administration’s discuss of diplomacy was “a spurious signboard for overlaying up its hostile acts.”
In a separate assertion on Sunday, additionally launched by means of the state information media, the North’s International Ministry accused the administration of utilizing criticism of the North’s human rights report as “a political weapon for overturning our social system.”
“We can be pressured to take corresponding measures,” an unidentified spokesman for the ministry was quoted as saying. “We’ve already made it clear that we’ll counter within the strongest phrases whoever encroaches upon the dignity of our supreme management, which is extra useful than our lives.”
That was in response to an announcement final week by Ned Value, the State Division spokesman, who known as North Korea “one of the repressive and totalitarian states on the planet.” Mr. Value cited “shoot-to-kill orders on the North Korea-China border” that American officers say the North has imposed because the emergence of Covid-19.
Additionally on Sunday, Mr. Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, denounced South Korea for failing to cease a gaggle of activists from utilizing balloons to ship propaganda leaflets throughout the nations’ border into the North.
Such launches, a tactic typically utilized by defectors from North Korea campaigning towards the Kim regime, have been banned by South Korea in March, on the grounds that they needlessly provoked Pyongyang and endangered South Koreans residing close to the border. The North cited the propaganda launches final 12 months when it blew up an workplace constructing on its soil the place officers from each Koreas had labored collectively.
Park Sang-hak, who leads a defectors’ group in Seoul, mentioned on Friday that his group had defied the launch ban earlier within the week, releasing 10 giant balloons carrying a half million leaflets. He accused the South Korean authorities of “gagging” the defectors and denying North Koreans the best to know the way their leaders have been seen by the skin world.