The sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un angrily responded on Sunday, April 3, to an official in South Korea after a statement by the government that openly spoke about their preemptive attack strategy against the country.

As tensions rise between the two countries due to increasing weapons tests in the North, South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook released a statement saying that the country will launch precision strikes against North Korea should it detect an attack against them, NPR reported.

On Sunday, Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un, blasted the official for his statement and called the official “scum-like” as she warned the South for making comments against the North at this time, according to Politico.

“The senseless and scum-like guy dare mention a 'preemptive strike' at a nuclear weapons state,” she said. “South Korea may face a serious threat owing to the reckless remarks made by its defense minister. South Korea should discipline itself if it wants to stave off disaster”

Kim Yo Jong is widely believed by South Korean spy services to be the No. 2 highest official in North Korea. She is the one in charge of relations with both Seoul and Washington, D.C., and is the leader of the Workers’ Party in North Korea.

North Korea did an ICBM weapons test on March 24, which ended the moratorium issued that prevents them from creating and testing weapons that they could launch against the country. President Moon Jae-in, whose term ends in May, brokered the moratorium in an attempt to reconcile with the North.

But as the ties between the countries deteriorate further, many believe that the North will use that as a reason to continue ramping up their weapons test to expand their arsenal.

“Kim Yo Jong's remarks foreshadow another significant military test,” professor Leif-Eric Easley from Ewla University said. “Similar to how Moscow and Beijing try to gaslight the world that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is somehow the fault of NATO, Pyongyang will blame its nuclear and missile advancements on the U.S.-South Korea alliance.”

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, made a blistering response against a South Korean official after he spoke about a preemptive strike against the country should they attack South Korea. Pool/Getty Images.

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