In a statement published in Pyongyang by State media on Tuesday, Kim described South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a ‘parrot raised by the United States,’ and labeled his criticism of recent North Korean military tests as ‘illogical and brazen.’
The neighboring head of State recently said that last week’s military exercise by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has raised apprehension among South Koreans and has caused problems and obstacles to efforts to create a climate conducive to dialogue.
This is the height of impudence, said Kim, who recalled that in Seoul, the South Korean tests are considered for peace and dialogue, but those by the DPRK are undesirable and cool the environment for dialogue.
Moon’s criticism was similar to comments made by US President Joe Biden, who also said that North Korea’s test was threatening.
The United States and Japan said the weapons fired were ballistic missiles banned by a United Nations Security Council resolution, while Pyongyang insisted that they were tactical guided weapons.