Ten days ago, Kim Yo-jong herself threatened that holding the joint summer exercises could jeopardize the progress made in the inter-Korean relationship.
The North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong, charged South Korea and the United States today for not canceling their joint military exercises scheduled for this month after warning that its celebration will not help promote dialogue on the peninsula.
US and South Korean forces have launched joint military exercises, exacerbating the situation of instability despite unanimous condemnation and rejection at home and abroad.
Kim wrote in a statement that was published today by the state agency KCNA.
Ten days ago, Kim herself warned that holding joint summer exercises could jeopardize the progress made in the inter-Korean relationship after the two neighbors resumed telematic communications at Pyongyang's request on July 27.
The sister of leader Kim Jong-un charged in today's statement against the so-called "crisis management personnel training," which starts today, runs until August 13 and is a preliminary practice to review the troops' response to unexpected prewar incidents.
This training precedes the joint command exercise, which runs from August 16 to 26, corresponds to many summer tactics, and consists primarily of computer simulation.
Whatever their format and scale, joint military exercises are aggressive in nature, as they are a rehearsal for war and a preliminary exercise in nuclear war," Kim added, recalling that Pyongyang has always denounced these maneuvers as a rehearsal for invading their territory.
In the text, the North Korean official accuses the US of forcing the holding of "war drills" when "the international gaze is focused on the development of the situation on the peninsula."
He believes that Washington's attitude proves that the "diplomatic compromise" and the "unconditional dialogue" promoted by the current US administration is hypocrisy to cover up its aggressive nature.
The reestablishment of communications announced two weeks ago between Seoul and the regime has raised hopes that they can improve inter-Korean ties and denuclearization talks with Washington, which has left the door open for an unconditional dialogue.
However, today's statement casts a shadow over this possibility.
In this sense, Kim regretted "deeply" in his statement "the treacherous behavior of the South Korean authorities.