Pelosi is called ‘destructor of international peace’ by North Korea
North Korea on Saturday called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability”, accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and infuriating China during her trip to North Korea. Asia tour earlier this week.
Pelosi arrived in South Korea after visiting Taiwan, which has pushed China to conduct military exercises including missile attack training in waters near the self-governing island. China considers Taiwan as part of its territory to be annexed by force if necessary.
While in South Korea, Pelosi visited the border area with North Korea and discussed North Korea’s nuclear program with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin Pyo. According to Kim, the two sides agreed to support their governments’ promotion of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula based on strong, expansive deterrence towards North Korea and diplomacy.
On Saturday, Jo Yong Sam, director general of the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s press and information department, criticized Pelosi for her visit to the border and discussion of preventing North Korea from being anti-North Korea. .
“Pelosi, who has received countless criticisms from China for destroying regional peace and stability while visiting Taiwan, has stirred up the atmosphere,” Jo said in a state media statement. confrontation” with North Korea during his stay in South Korea. .
Calling Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” Jo said Pelosi’s behavior in South Korea clearly shows the Biden administration’s hostile policy toward North Korea.
“It would be a fatal mistake for her to think she could go so far in the Korean Peninsula,” Jo warned. “America will pay dearly for all the sources that cause her trouble wherever she goes.”
Pelosi’s visit to the Joint Security Area on the North Korean border on Thursday made her the highest-ranking American to go there since President Donald Trump visited in 2019 for a meeting with the leader. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Located within the world’s most fortified border, the area is jointly controlled by the United Nations Command, which is led by the United States and jointly controlled by North Korea. US presidents and other top officials have previously traveled to the region to reaffirm their security commitment to South Korea during a time of friction with North Korea.
During her JSA visit, Pelosi did not make any strong public statements against North Korea. She posted several photos from the JSA on Twitter and wrote: “We convey the gratitude of Congress and the Nation for the patriotic service of our servicemen who are considered soldiers. wing of Democracy on the Korean Peninsula.”
Pelosi said in a separate statement that she and Kim, who spoke in South Korea’s parliament, reaffirmed “our commitment to the US-ROK alliance to promote security and strengthen supply chains us and increase trade and investment that benefits both of our countries.”
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula remain high after North Korea’s missile test earlier this year. US and South Korean officials say North Korea is ready to conduct its first nuclear weapons test in five years.
North Korea has vowed not to return to denuclearization talks and instead focus on expanding its nuclear program unless the US abandons its hostile policies, in an apparent concern. to US-led international sanctions against North Korea and regular military exercises with South Korea.
After Pelosi visited Taiwan and reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to defending democracy on the self-governing island, North Korea on Wednesday released a statement berating the United States and supporting China. their main ally and biggest aid benefactor.
Pelosi is the first House speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years.