Kim Yo-Jong, a top North Korean communist official and sister of dictator Kim Jong-un, published a barely coherent string of insults and threats on Tuesday suggesting that international experts doubting the quality of North Korean weapons may soon prompt an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch across the Pacific Ocean.
Kim, officially a vice department director at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party (the ruling communist party), published her statement through the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), one of the few legal media outlets in the country and a government-run propaganda platform.
Kim appeared to be responding to the free world’s tepid response to North Korean media announced that it had developed a military espionage satellite and publishing low-resolution, black-and-white images as proof.
🔴 Images of Seoul that North Korea has boasted were captured by a new “military reconnaissance satellite” have been dismissed as “useless” by analysts https://t.co/nhbTVKubld
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 19, 2022
I am so annoyed that North Korea joined the "North is up at all costs" camp. If you can't be trusted to orient your satellite images correctly, how can you be trusted with nuclear weapons? pic.twitter.com/ZVwvdfdtjR
— Dr. Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) December 19, 2022
“I am getting bored and tired of hearing the bark of the south Korean puppets who have the bad habit of finding fault with others,” Kim Yo-jong proclaimed. “Even in the end of the year, they continue to pull us up, not content with finding fault with us from the beginning of the year.”