Kim Yo-jong thus referred to comments by the White House national security adviser, Jack Sullivan, who said Pyongyang had sent "an interesting signal."
Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned the United States today about its "false expectations" of dialogue with Pyongyang after Washington again reached out to talks with the regime.
In a statement collected on Tuesday by the state agency KCNA, Kim Yo-jong referred to some comments by the White House national security adviser, Jack Sullivan, who said that the North had sent "an unusual signal" about its readiness. To the dialogue, in statements to the American network ABC.
" The expectations they have falsely chosen to have could plunge them into even greater disappointment," said the dictator's sister, adding that the United States "seems to have interpreted the situation in a way that seeks to comfort itself.
Kim Yo-jong, who holds the position of deputy director of propaganda of the Central Committee of the North Korean single party, thus hardened the tone of the regime towards the United States, after the supreme leader of the North affirmed last week that the country must prepare. "Both for dialogue and confrontation" with Washington.
The new message from the regime coincides with the visit to South Korea of the US special envoy for the North, Sung Kim, to meet with his counterparts in Seoul and Japan and discuss a possible return to the negotiating table Pyongyang.
The White House Special Envoy said that we hope that the People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, the official name of North Korea) will respond positively to our offer and our offer to meet anywhere without any conditions. will give. After the trilateral meeting the day before.
The mention of the North Korean leader's dialogue was interpreted as the first positive message from Kim Jong-un towards the US since the arrival at the White House of President Joe Biden, whose administration is committed to an intermediate diplomatic path of his predecessors.
It remains to be seen what the proper position of the regime will be on potential negotiations on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the country is going through a delicate food situation due to its more excellent isolation as a result of the pandemic international sanctions and poor harvests.
The US envoy will continue on Tuesday with his meeting schedule in Seoul. He will hold a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, among other senior positions in his Executive.