North Korea criticises U.S Speaker’s Taiwan visit

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North Korea has criticized U.S House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

North Korea’s foreign ministry described the visit as“imprudent interference” in China’s internal affairs.

Reports quoted a North Korean foreign ministry spokesperson as saying that North Korea vehemently denounces any external force’s interference in issues concerning Taiwan.

“It is the due right of a sovereign state to take countermeasures against the moves of the outside forces openly interfering in its internal affairs and destroying its territorial integrity,” the ministry official said.

The official added that North Korea fully supports China, its major ally and economic lifeline.

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China considers Taiwan part of its territory and has never renounced using force to bring it under its control.

The United States warned China against using the visit as a pretext for military action against Taiwan.

Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she said shows an unwavering American commitment to the Chinese-claimed self-ruled island, but China condemned the highest-level U.S. visit in 25 years as a threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

 

Zainab Sa’id

Source Reuters
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