North Korea’s deputy foreign minister has accused the US of “unjust and outrageous hostility” towards Pyongyang and Moscow, saying it shows Washington’s hegemonic mentality based on Cold War logic.
“The US ill-minded repugnancy toward the North Korea-Russia relations only reveals that it lacks power and wits in the showdown with the anti-imperialist independent countries,” Im Chon Il said in a statement on Sunday.
The security alliance between the US, South Korea and Japan – as well as the Washington-led NATO military bloc – are “cancer-like entities jeopardizing the international order,” the diplomat claimed, describing NATO as “the mastermind of the Ukrainian crisis.”
Im went on to say relations between North Korea and Russia have reached “the height of development” due to actions by the US and its allies, who “have gone to the extremes in their confrontational and divisive moves for gaining hegemony.”
North Korea intends to further boost its ties with Russia and other “independent sovereign countries” in order to “deter the imperialists’ military threat… and firmly defend peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world,” the diplomat insisted.