According to the news of Yonhap from the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol signed the “Washington Declaration” signed between Seoul and Washington in order to deter North Korea from attacking its neighbor. He made the first assessment of
Kim said the agreement reflects “the most hostile and aggressive will to action” against the North and “will only put the peace and security of Northeast Asia and the world at greater risk”.
Kim, who is also the Deputy Head of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, warned that a change in the security environment would prompt the North to take “more decisive action”.
Defining the US-South alliance as “enemy”, Kim stated that if the alliance strengthens its nuclear presence around the Korean Peninsula, the North will use its “right of self-defense in direct proportion to them”.
Called Biden ‘senile’, Yoon ‘idiot’
Kim considered US President Joe Biden’s warning that any nuclear attack on the US or its allies would result in the end of the regime in the North, as “nonsense words of a senile person”.
Describing Yoon as “an idiot who pushes security into crisis with his incompetence”, Kim said, “The vain dream of the United States and South Korea will find a stronger response from now on.” said.
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification, which is responsible for inter-Korean relations, denounced Kim’s remarks as “excessive coercion”.
In the declaration signed in Washington on April 27 between Biden and Yoon, it was emphasized that South Korea had full confidence in the expanded deterrence commitments of the United States and recognized the importance, necessity and benefit of relying on its nuclear deterrence permanently.
It has been announced that a Nuclear Advisory Group (NCG) will be established between the two countries to act together against North Korea’s nuclear activities, so that information will be shared with the United States periodically on strategic issues and an inter-agency desktop simulation will be created to plan unexpected nuclear possibilities.
In the text, which also mentioned the new steps to be taken against North Korea’s threats to South Korea, the following statements were used:
“President Biden reaffirmed that the United States’ commitment to South Korea and its people is enduring and firm, and that any nuclear attack by North Korea against South Korea will be responded to with a swift, overwhelming and decisive response. It will further increase the regular visibility of strategic assets on the Korean Peninsula, such as the ballistic missile submarine’s visit to South Korea, and expand and deepen coordination between our armies.”