"By exercising my power authorized by the supreme leader, our party and the state, I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs with the enemy to decisively carry out the next action," Kim Jong-un sister said, without providing details about what kind of measures in question.
At the same time, she confirmed her intention to close the department of relations with Seoul in the city in Kesong, calling South Korea ‘the enemy’.
Kim Yo Chen’s statement was voiced a few hours after another North Korean official announced the need for Seoul to stop talking about Pyongyang’s reduction of its nuclear arsenal. The Foreign Ministry spokesman said North Korea will continue to build up its military capabilities in response to an alleged threat from the United States.
In recent months, Kim Yo Chen’s influence has grown amid rumors about her brother’s health problems. In addition to being considered the most influential woman in the DPRK, state-run media recently confirmed that Kim Yo Jong has claimed responsibility for relations with South Korea.
As we reported before, the DPRK leadership seeks to increase the nuclear power of its army and, at an expanded meeting, considered new policy directions to further increase nuclear deterrence, as well as to bring strategic forces to high alert