Last update: August 06, 2022, 08:05 AM IST
North Korea on Saturday condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for advocating deterrence against North Korea during her visit to South Korea this week.
Pelosi and her South Korean counterpart, National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo, pledged to denuclearize North Korea during their stay in South Korea after visiting Taiwan on Thursday.
North Korea’s state media CNA said Pelosi’s remarks were part of a US scheme to escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. KCNA also said Pelosi was trying to justify a hostile US policy against North Korea and support US weapons development.
“Destroyer of international peace and stability, Pelosi … faced the wrath of the Chinese people,” the KCNA statement quoted Jo Yong-sam, director general of the North’s Press and Information Department, as saying. Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“America will have to pay for all the trouble she caused wherever she went.”
North Korea prepared for a nuclear test during the first six months of this year, according to an excerpt of a classified UN report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
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