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North Korea rejected the South’s proposal for denuclearization

North Korea rejected the South’s proposal for denuclearization

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today rejected South Korea’s offer of financial aid in exchange for denuclearization, calling it a “provocative plan”.

South Korean President Yun Sukgel this week proposed a plan to help Pyongyang in the food, energy and infrastructure sectors on the condition that it abandon its nuclear weapons development program.

Analysts thought there was little chance of North Korea accepting the proposal, which Yun first made in May in his inauguration speech, as Pyongyang has long stressed it would not accept such a proposal.

“It would be better for his image to keep his mouth shut instead of talking nonsense, since he had nothing better to say,” Kim Yo-yong said in a statement carried by North Korea’s KCNA news agency.

“When we think that the plan to enter into an ‘economic partnership’ against our honor, our nuclear weapons is Yun’s great dream, hope and plan we understand that he is really naive and stupid,” he added.

“It is clear that we will not sit down against him,” Kim Yo-yong added, before accusing South Korea of ​​recycling proposals that North Korea has already rejected.

“No one trades their future for corn chips,” she emphasized.

The South Korean president’s office expressed its “deep sorrow” over Kim Yo Jong’s “insulting” remarks, but added that Seoul’s proposal still stands.

“This stance by North Korea does not contribute to the peace or prosperity of the Korean Peninsula, but not to its own future. It only increases its isolation on the international stage,” Yun’s office commented.

Last week, Pyongyang threatened to “retaliate” against Seoul, which it considers responsible for the recent outbreak of covid-19 on its soil.

In July, Kim said his country was “ready to deploy” its nuclear deterrent in the event of a military conflict with South Korea and the US. Also, on Wednesday, North Korea launched two cruise missiles.

According to Cheong Seong-chang, director of the Sejong Institute’s center for North Korean studies, Kim Yo Jong’s statements “clearly reaffirm” that Pyongyang will never give up its nuclear weapons development program.

Consequently, the Yun government’s policy will inevitably need to be “fundamentally restructured.”

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital