Her comments are the first direct comment by a senior Pyongyang official on a “bold plan” first proposed by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yul last May.
Her comments came after Yoon reiterated Wednesday at a press conference marking his 100th day in office that he is ready to provide phased economic assistance to Pyongyang if it halts development of nuclear weapons and begins giving them up.
“I believe that the plan to trade economic cooperation for our honor, for nuclear weapons, is the dream, the hope and the grand plan of Leon,” Kim Yo Jong said, according to a statement by the North’s official news agency. “We realized that he is really naive and still childish.”
“Although he may be knocking on the door with a big plan in the future because his bold plan is not working, we are making it clear that we will not sit with him face to face,” she added.
Experts say Seoul’s latest economic plan is similar to proposals from previous presidents, such as those made during summit meetings between former US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, indicating that Pyongyang is unlikely to accept the offer.
North Korea conducted a test launch of a “cruise” missile into the sea, Wednesday, in the first test of its kind in two months, and this came after the country announced that it had defeated the Corona virus last week.
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