North Korea calls Pelosi a ‘destroyer of world peace’

North Korea condemned US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi for supporting deterrence against Pyongyang, describing her as a “destroyer of world peace”.

South Korea is the fourth stop of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on this tour of Asia, after Singapore, Malaysia and the island of Taiwan. At a meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on August 4, Pelosi and Kim called for building a strong deterrent against North Korea, pledging to support efforts to denuclearize. Pyongyang.

Korean Central News Agency KCNA Pelosi said the remarks were part of a US plan to escalate tensions on the peninsula. Accordingly, Ms. Pelosi is trying to justify the US hostile policy towards North Korea and support the increase of US weapons.

“Pelosi, the worst destroyer of world peace and stability, has received anger from the Chinese people after his recent visit to the island of Taiwan,” KCNA wrote, citing Jo Yong-sam, the leader of the People’s Republic of China. Director of the Information and Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea.

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on August 4 in Seoul.  Photo: Reuters.

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a meeting with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo on August 4 in Seoul. Image: Reuters.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives on August 4 also led a congressional delegation to visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South Korea from North Korea, becoming the highest-ranking US official to visit the DMZ since President Donald Trump met Mr. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here in 2019.

The DMZ is a land about 258 km long, nearly 50 km north of the Korean capital Seoul. The DMZ was established during the Korean War armistice in 1953, often described as the world’s most heavily armed border.

Jo warned that “it would be a fatal mistake if she thought she could move freely on the Korean peninsula. America will pay dearly for every source of instability Pelosi created everywhere she goes. “.

North Korea this year conducted a series of missile tests with unprecedented frequency. Observers say North Korea may be preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017. A United Nations report on August 4 suggested that Pyongyang’s preparations were already underway in the first half of this year. .

Location of the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula.  Graphics: Al Jazeera.

Location of the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula. Graphics: Al Jazeera.

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