Kim Yo Jong, vice minister of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, made a statement on January 27, criticizing the decision of the United States to aid Ukraine with main battle tanks and condemning the United States for fueling the escalation of the war.
Kim Yo Jong said that Western countries such as the United States, which openly supply ground offensive weapons. Aare not qualified to make irresponsible remarks on sovereign countries exercising their right of self-defense. She said the world “would be brighter, safer and more peaceful” without the United States. Kim Yo Jong also expressed North Korea determination to stand in the same trench with Russian soldiers and civilians
A short introduction of North Korea
North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country located in East Asia. On the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. It shares borders with China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and South Korea to the south. To the east, it is border by the Sea of Japan (East Sea). And to the west, it is border by the Yellow Sea.
The capital and largest city of North Korea is Pyongyang. The country has a population of approximately 25 million people. Making it one of the most isolated and least populous countries in the world.
North Korea is know for its closed and secretive political system. It is a one-party state under the control of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party, led by the Kim dynasty. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the country was led by Kim Jong-un. Who took over leadership after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011.
North Korea has a heavily centralized planned economy, with the state exerting significant control over all aspects of the economy. The country faces numerous challenges, including economic sanctions, food shortages, and a lack of access to basic goods and services.
Internationally, North Korea is know for its nuclear program. Which has led to tensions with many other countries, particularly the United States and its neighbors. The Korean War (1950-1953) between North and South Korea ended in an armistice. Not a formal peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula technically in a state of war.