(LEAD) North Korean leader’s sister slams Yoon Suk-yeol’s government for talking about sanctions against Pyongyang

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By Yi Wonju

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday lambasted South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol administration for calling for more independent sanctions against Pyongyang, calling it a “dog loyal” to Washington.

Kim Yo-jong, deputy department director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee, harshly criticized the South for calling the North’s military drill a “provocation” and pushing for additional sanctions on Pyongyang.

“As soon as the United States spoke about its ‘independent sanctions’ against the DPRK, South Korea repeated what the former had said,” she said in an English statement carried by the official agency. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), using the acronym of the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“This disgusting act makes it clearer that the South Korean group is a ‘faithful dog’ and a stooge of the United States,” she added.

Kim took aim at the conservative Yoon administration’s approach to the North, saying the South had not been “our target”, at least when the previous liberal Moon Jae-in government was in power.

“I wonder why the South Korean people remain passive spectators to such acts of the ‘government’ of Yoon Suk Yeol and other idiots who continue to create a dangerous situation,” she said.

Kim warned that sanctions and “desperate” pressure on the North will fuel hostility from the regime which will only “serve as a noose” in Seoul and Washington.

“If they think they can escape the current dangerous situation through ‘sanctions’, they must be really stupid because they don’t know how to live in peace and comfort,” she added.

She also described Seoul as a “wild dog running on a bone donated by the United States” and a “servant” attached to his “master”.

Earlier this week, the Seoul Foreign Ministry said it was considering imposing independent sanctions in response to provocations by the North, including the launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the entire American continent.

Kim’s latest statement comes two days after she bristled at a UN Security Council meeting over the recent ICBM launch, accusing the council of applying “double standards”.

She is known for her influence on inter-Korean affairs under the Kim regime and other external issues.