Yo Jong in a statement published by North Korea state media, KCNA, said “The southerners are a truly weird group (and) hard to understand.”
“We are only holding a military parade in the capital city, not military exercises targeting anybody nor launch of anything. Why do they take trouble craning their neck to follow what’s happening in the north,” Kim said.
Kim made the comments during a week-long political event, the Eighth Workers’ Party Congress. It is a tradition held in every five years. However, at some point, it was stopped by her father and his predecessor — Kim Jong Il after 1980. But she revived it in 2016 being one of the country’s most important political figures.
North Korea’s rulers gather and reflect on successes and failures in years past and set an agenda for the near future.
But South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday took the event as signs of threats. The government had said it detected a military parade taking place in North Korea on Sunday night. Usually, North Korea only releases videos of these events rather than airing them live.
Responding to the claims, Kim Yo Jong confirmed that a parade had taken place but mocked the South for wasting its time, even though these parades offer valuable clues about the notoriously secretive country’s weapons systems. Kim also argued that Seoul’s spying was indicative of its “hostile approach toward the fellow countrymen in the north.”
“Do they really have nothing else to do but let their military body make ‘precision tracking’ of the celebrations in the north?” she said.
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