The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) criticized the United States on Thursday, saying Washington has no standing to comment on internal Korean affairs.
In a statement carried by the state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang shot back at the White House for involving itself in North Korea’s dispute with the South.
Pyongyang announced it was severing communications with Seoul after hesitation to stop defectors from the North from distributing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two countries.
Pyongyang’s relations with Seoul and Washington have steadily slid downhill in the last year, ever since February 2019 peace talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, collapsed amid mutual intransigence.
As South Korea resumed military drills with the USA that practiced a war with the North, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un renewed weapons tests, firing off short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.
However, despite numerous accusations, Pyongyang has yet to renege on its self-imposed moratoria on nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile tests, which served as the basis for the rapprochement.
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