North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has despatched a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, accusing the U.S. of inflicting rigidity on the Korean Peninsula regardless of the efforts of Pyongyang and Seoul.
The North Korean embassy in Russia mentioned in a statementn: “the U.S. is manipulating public opinion, claiming that the talks between the North and the South are the results of their unprecedented sanctions and strain.
“When the North and the South are opening a new page of peace, [Washington] deploys strategic forces, including strike groups with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers around the Korean Peninsula, intentionally trying to escalate tensions.”
According to the North Korean diplomatic mission, the U.S. make claims that it’s going to perform large-scale navy workout routines after the forthcoming Olympics.
“If the atmosphere of intra-Korean ties and de-escalation of tensions that has been prepared with a lot of efforts comes to nothing because of the U.S. intrigues that worsen the situation and deploy to the Korean Peninsula and around it the means of nuclear warfare, then the U.S. will not be able to get rid of the responsibility for it,” the embassy mentioned.
The North Korean diplomat referred to as on the UN chief to concentrate to the US steps and to exert efforts to cease them.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated drastically over previous 12 months as North Korea continued to make vital progress in its nuclear and missile applications.
Pyongyang examined a number of ballistic missiles, together with its most superior worldwide ballistic missile in November, which it mentioned is able to hitting any a part of the mainland of the U.S..
In flip, Washington has exerted numerous diplomatic efforts to place strain on Pyongyang and held a number of drills within the area.
The two Koreas have, however, held a number of rounds of talks in an effort to ease bilateral tensions forward of the Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.