Last update: 01 May 2023, 05:35 HST
North Korea has slammed a recent U.S.-South Korean deal to bolster the deployment of U.S. strategic assets in the region for heightening tension on the ‘verge of nuclear war’, the state media said on Monday. KCNA.
US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol held a summit last week, where Biden pledged to give Seoul more information about his nuclear planning regarding any conflict with North Korea. as anxiety grows over Pyongyang’s weapons programs and the US nuclear umbrella.
The two leaders agreed to bolster South Korean defenses and regularly deploy US strategic assets. As part of the effort, a US Navy ballistic missile nuclear submarine will visit South Korea for the first time since the 1980s.
KCNA said the accord stipulated allies’ willingness to take the “most hostile and aggressive action” against North Korea, citing Choe Ju Hyon, whom it described as an international security analyst.
The stationing of US strategic assets placed the situation on the Korean peninsula in a “quagmire of instability” and aimed to build “aggressive and exclusive military blocs” in the region, he said.
“It simply aims to dodge responsibility for the worst nuclear-related crimes it has committed by systematically destroying and violating the nuclear non-proliferation system, and in particular by pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of crisis. nuclear war,” KCNA said.
“It is the sinister hegemonic objective pursued by the United States to transform the whole of South Korea into its largest nuclear war outpost in the Far East and to use it effectively to carry out its strategy of domination. of the world.”
Pyongyang reacted angrily to the Yoon-Biden summit, saying it had cemented its belief in perfecting its “nuclear war deterrent”.
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