North Korean leader’s sister calls South’s live-fire drills ‘suicidal hysteria’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, condemned recent live-fire drills held by South Korea’s military as a form of ‘suicidal hysteria’ and threatened retaliation Monday.

In recent weeks, the South has conducted live-fire ammunition exercises near both the tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea and the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas.

The drills are the first of their kind in six years and come after South Korea withdrew last month from a 2018 inter-Korean military accord meant to reduce tensions along the border. Pyongyang unilaterally suspended the agreement in November.

‘I affirm that such an undisguised war game being staged by the enemy near the border of the DPRK is just an inexcusable and explicit provocation that aggravates the situation,’ Kim said in a statement carried by the government-run Korean Central News Agency.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea.

Kim said the drills represented ‘suicidal hysteria, for which [South Korea] will have to sustain terrible disaster.’

Seoul suspended the inter-Korean military agreement in early June after Pyongyang launched balloons carrying trash and excrement over the border…”

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