Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following statement on Saturday:
I fully sympathize with the statement released by the director of the United Front Department of the Central Committee of the WPK yesterday.
If the south Korean authorities have now capability and courage to carry out at once the thing they have failed to do for the past two years, why are the north-south relations still in stalemate like now?
We should not lend an ear to and trust the trite language let out by them for only form's sake as they always make a fuss belatedly, nor pardon the sins committed by the betrayers and human scum.
Getting stronger day by day are the unanimous voices of all our people demanding for surely settling accounts with the riff-raff who dared hurt the absolute prestige of our Supreme Leader representing our country and its great dignity and flied rubbish to the inviolable territory of our side and with those who connived at such hooliganism, whatever may happen.
The judgment that we should force the betrayers and human scum to pay the dearest price for their crimes and the retaliatory action plans we have made on this basis have become a firm public opinion at home, not part of the work of the field in charge of the affairs with enemy.
It is necessary to make them keenly feel what they have done and what inviolability they hurt amiss.
It is better to take a series of retaliatory actions, instead of releasing this kind of statement, which those with bad ears may miscalculate as the "one for threatening" or from which they can make any rubbishy comments on our intention as they please.
I feel it is high time to surely break with the south Korean authorities.
We will soon take a next action.
By exercising my power authorized by the Supreme Leader, our Party and the state, I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs with enemy to decisively carry out the next action.
Before long, a tragic scene of the useless north-south joint liaison office completely collapsed would be seen.
If I drop a hint of our next plan the south Korean authorities are anxious about, the right to taking the next action against the enemy will be entrusted to the General Staff of our army.
Our army, too, will determine something for cooling down our people's resentment and surely carry out it, I believe.