North Korea opposes war, but if South Korea chooses military confrontation or preemptive strike, President Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister said on Tuesday that the northern nuclear forces should attack.
Kim Yoo JongSaid a senior government and ruling party official South Korea’s defense minister recently commented on the attacks on North Korea, saying it was a “big mistake”.The state news agency reported KCNA
South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook said Friday that his country’s military has a variety of missiles with significantly improved firing range, accuracy and power, “capable of hitting any target in North Korea accurately and quickly.”
North Korea has tested more powerful missiles this yearAnd officers Seoul and Washington fear that they may be preparing to restart nuclear weapons testing Among the negotiations that have stalled for the first time since 2017.
Kim and another North Korean official condemned the comments and issued earlier statements on Sunday warning Pyongyang will destroy key targets in Seoul if the south takes any “dangerous military action.” As a preemptive attack.
In his second statement on Tuesday, Kim said Pyongyang opposes the war, which would devastate the peninsula and does not see South Korea as its main adversary.
“In other words, that means Unless the South Korean military takes military action against our government, it will not be considered a target for our attack. ”Said.
“But The situation will change if South Korea, for whatever reason, chooses a military action such as the ‘pre-emptive strike’ (Suu Kyi), whether it is blindsided by the error in the verdict or not.Kim added. Then South Korea will be the target.
If the South Korean Army encroaches even an inch on the North Korean border, Will face an unimaginably terrible catastrophe And said the Northern Nuclear Warfare Force must inevitably do its duty.
“It simply came to our notice then. This is a detailed explanation of our reaction to South Korea’s reckless military action. ” Kim said South Korea could avoid this fate by abandoning any “wonderful dreams” of launching a pre-emptive strike against South Korea.
Both countries They never signed a peace treaty after the civil war that befell them between 1950 and 1953. It ended with a ceasefire.
Tensions between the two countries have escalated this year due to North Korea’s continuous missile tests, most recently last week, which has already amassed 12 tests, a record number for 2022.
North Korea’s tests have at times been met with by South Korea’s weapons tests.
(With information from Reuters and EFE)
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