Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, called US President Joe Biden senile after threatening to eliminate the regime in power in Pyongyang. Photo/REUTERS
PYONGYANG – President of the United States (US) Joe Biden threatened to eliminate Kim Jong-un’s regime if North Korea (North Korea) launched nuclear attack . Instead of flinching, Pyongyang actually called the threat a sign of senility from the American president.
Biden’s threat emerged during a press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Washington this week.
“A nuclear attack by North Korea will result in the end of whatever regime is in power there,” Biden said. “Need to strengthen expanded deterrence and respond to the DPRK’s growing nuclear threat,” Biden continued, using the abbreviation of North Korea’s official name; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, railed against the US for policies she called extreme and hostile.
“That statement is a sign of the man’s senility,” the senior female North Korean official teased, as quoted by The Guardian, Saturday (29/4/2023).
He warned that the threatening rhetoric by Biden would one day trigger a response from Pyongyang.
“This can be considered an absurd statement from a senile person completely incapable of taking responsibility for the security and future of the US, an old man with no future, because it was too much for him to serve, spending the remaining two years of his term, continued Kim Yo-jong.
The North Korean ruling party official also highlighted the creation of a new “Nuclear Consultative Group (NGC)” by the US and South Korea, which is meant to strengthen expanded deterrence and enhance cooperation on nuclear planning.
“The establishment of the ‘Nuclear Consultative Group’, the regular and continuous deployment of US strategic nuclear assets and frequent military drills by Washington and Seoul have created an environment in which we are forced to take more decisive action,” Kim Yo-jong added.
As part of increased military coordination between Washington and Seoul, Biden and Yoon announced that the US would deploy submarines and nuclear bombers to the Korean Peninsula, hoping the move would deter future DPRK weapons tests.
North Korea has conducted an unprecedented number of missile launches in recent months, saying it will continue to upgrade its capabilities in response to continued joint US and South Korean military exercises in the region.
Pyongyang has repeatedly condemned such drills as rehearsals for invasion, though US officials insist they are purely defensive.