The message was issued by the sister of the North Korean leader, one of the main propaganda figures of the regime.
A North Korea threatened this Tuesday, 6, to take “overwhelming” measures against the military movements in Seoul and Washington, which carried out maneuvers with a strategic bomber the day before and are preparing extensive exercises starting next Monday. North Korean leader Kim Yo-jong’s sister issued this warning in response to the “overt military actions” of the North Koreans. USA it’s yes South Korea, which “went too far and became extremely irrational”, according to statements published today by the state news agency “KCNA”. North Korea “follows very closely” all these movements and “is always in a state of readiness” to take “rapid and overwhelming” actions, said leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, one of the regime’s main propaganda figures.
Kim Yo-jong also warned that any attempt by the US to intercept one of his missile tests would be considered “a declaration of war”, as these “are carried out without prejudice to the security of neighboring countries and in open waters and air spaces outside of American jurisdiction”. The maneuvers in Seoul and Washington the day before were carried out over the Yellow Sea (called the Western Sea in both Koreas) and were attended by an American B-52 strategic bomber and South Korean F-15 and F16 fighters, according to the Ministry of Defense. from the Asian country in a statement. These exercises take place days before the start of the Freedom Shield maneuvers, which take place March 13-23.
In February, Pyongyang had already warned that if the US continued to exercise its so-called “extended deterrence” and maintained its plan to hold major military exercises with South Korea this month, the regime could consider such actions a “declaration of war”. ”. The so-called extended deterrence is a commitment assumed by Washington with Seoul in May last year, which consists of sending US strategic assets to the Korean peninsula based on the actions of the northern regime. The peninsula is experiencing a historic level of tension after a 2022 in which Pyongyang, which rejected offers to return to dialogue, carried out a record number of weapons tests and in which the allies again carried out major maneuvers and exercised this expanded deterrence.
*With information from EFE