North Korea condemns remarks on deterrence against North Korea when Pelosi visits South Korea | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea has accused U.S. House Speaker Pelosi of supporting maintaining deterrence against North Korea during a visit to South Korea. Photographed in Tokyo on May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato

[ソウル 6日 ロイター] – North Korea criticized U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for showing support for maintaining deterrence against North Korea during her visit to South Korea.

Pelosi said in a meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on Wednesday that she would maintain a strong and broad deterrent against North Korea and support the country’s efforts to achieve denuclearization.

North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Pelosi’s remarks were part of a U.S. plan to escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula. It also reported that he attempted to justify the US’ hostile policy toward North Korea and to support the US military buildup.

North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman Cho Yong-sam said in a statement that Pelosi, who is “the greatest destroyer of international peace and stability,” had “provoked the wrath of the Chinese people” during her visit to Taiwan. .

“The United States will have to pay a heavy price for all the trouble caused by the location of Ms Pelosi’s visit,” he said.