North Korea today accused the United States of misleading world opinion by saying that Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula was the outcome of international sanctions and pressure.
The Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesperson for North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that Washington is deliberately provoking Pyongyang despite the improvement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. The spokesman slammed the United States for saying that it would not ease the sanctions and pressure until North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons completely.
The spokesman warned that if Washington miscalculates the peace-loving intention of the North Korea as a sign of weakness and continues to pursue its pressure and military threats against the latter, it would be counter-effective to addressing the nuclear issue on the peninsula.
North and South Korea issued a joint declaration on April 27, saying the two sides are committed to the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, during a historic summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.