Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, has warned of retaliatory actions against South Korea over defectors.
Kim Yo Jong serves unofficially as one of Kim Jong Un’s top aides. She issued the warning in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.
“By exercising my power authorized by the Supreme Leader, our Party and the state, I gave an instruction to the … department in charge of the affairs with (the) enemy to decisively carry out the next action,” she said.
Her statement came days after South Korea took legal action against defectors who have been sending material such as rice and anti-North leaflets, usually by balloon over the heavily fortified border or in bottles by sea.