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North Korea condemns Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

North Korea called US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan a “gross interference” in China’s internal affairs.

“The US’s crude interference in the internal affairs of other countries and the deliberate political and military provocations from this country are really the root cause of the disturbance of peace and security in the region,” he said. tangled,” a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said today.

“Taiwan is an inseparable part of China, and the Taiwan issue concerns China’s internal affairs,” the spokesman added.

The announcement was made after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan on August 2, marking the highest-ranking US official’s visit to the island in 25 years, causing tensions to escalate between the two economies. largest in the world as Beijing considers it an ominous provocation.

Speaker of the us house of representatives nancy pelosi (pink shirt) and leader of taiwan's foreign service joseph wu (left at taipei songshan airport on the evening of august 2. Photo: taiwan foreign service.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (pink shirt) and leader of Taiwan’s foreign service Joseph Wu (left at Taipei Songshan Airport on the evening of August 2. Photo: Taiwan Foreign Affairs Service.

China is North Korea’s longtime ally and biggest economic partner. North Korea’s statement of support for China condemned Ms. Pelosi’s visit, calling Beijing’s implementation of countermeasures “a valid right of the sovereign nation”.

“We strongly condemn any interference by outside forces in the Taiwan issue, and fully support the Chinese government’s resolute defense of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement said. The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea emphasized.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives went to Taiwan despite harsh warnings from Beijing during the previous days. Although the administration of President Joe Biden is said to have opposed the visit, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Pelosi has the right to go where she wants.

China’s military said on Monday that its forces were on “high alert” and ready to launch “a series of targeted military actions” in response to the visit. China also announced plans for a series of military exercises in the waters around Taiwan from August 3.

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said more than 21 Chinese military aircraft flew into the island’s air defense identification zone on August 2, an area wider than Taiwan’s territory and partially overlapping with the Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. China’s air defense.

Huyen Le (Follow AFP)

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