"A string of shameless and impudent words full of incoherence."
That's how North Korea's First Vice Department Director of the Ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee, Kim Yo-jong, described the remarks made by President Moon Jae-in at the June 15 Joint Declaration's 20th anniversary event.
The North's Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday that Kim laid into President Moon's speech and his policies on North Korea, claiming that he has prioritized Seoul-Washington ties.
Regarding the sending of anti-Pyeongyang leaflets to the North by South Korean activists, Kim said that there has been no sincere apology nor a promise to prevent a reoccurrence.
Director of the North's United Front Department, Jang Kum-chol, also added to the tensions, saying Pyeongyang has nothing to lose if inter-Korean relations break down.
In a separate commentary, the KCNA revealed that the regime flatly rejected Seoul's offer to send special envoys to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling it a "sinister proposal".
It said that Seoul should stop making unrealistic offers and take appropriate action.
The report also criticized Seoul's Unification Ministry for its statement on the Joint Liaison Office explosion, highlighting that Seoul could see a, quote, "sea of fire" if it doesn't chose its words carefully.
The phrase "sea of fire" has often been used as a warning to South Korea when tensions rosebut hadn't been used in three years.
Meanwhile, the North's Korean Central Television released a 33-second long video of the Joint Liaison Office explosion as its top story.
By showing the video three times and publishing a photo of the explosion in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun, pundits say the regime is explicitly trying to show the souring inter-Korean relations both at home and abroad.
Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News.