North Korea's foreign ministry sharply criticized South Korea's President Moon Jae-In on Friday after the country's military fired two projectiles into the sea as part of a weapons test.
Reuters reported Friday that a foreign ministry spokesperson called Moon an " impudent guy "in an official statement Friday, stating that the South Korean leader was" overcome with fright "following the tests.
" His open talk about 'dialogue' between the North and the South under such a situation raises a question as to whether he has proper thinking faculty, "the spokesperson reportedly said.
" We have nothing to talk with the South Korean authorities nor have any idea to sit with them again, "the North Korean official added. [1
Moon, in his own speech Thursday, explained that "momentum" for peace talks remained unshaken despite recent weapons tests by North Korean forces , which had previously been put on hold as relations between the US and the north had improved.
"In spite of a series of worrying actions taken by North Korea recently, the momentum for dialogue remains unshaken," Moon said Thursday, according to Reuters.
Friday's statement also comes days after North Korean officials warned the Trump administration not to deploy a new system of short-range missiles in South Korea.
“The US pointed out that it is now examining a plan for deploying ground-to-ground medium-range missiles in the Asian region and South Korea has been singled out as a place for deployment, ”the country's state news agency said in a commentary this week
"It is a reckless act of escalating regional tension, an act that may kick off a new Cold War and arms race in the Far Eastern region to deploy a new offensive weapon in South Korea," the broadcaster added, Reuters.