North Korea warns denuclearization brings ‘hastened war’ in possible message to Beijing

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea angrily responded to a trilateral summit by South Korea, Japan and China, calling it a ‘grave political provocation’ that would speed up a military confrontation, in a message that Seoul speculated Tuesday is directed toward the North’s closest ally, Beijing.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Qiang held the summit in Seoul on Monday and reaffirmed their commitment to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

‘If anyone tries to deny or violate the constitutional position of our country as a nuclear weapons state … it will be regarded as the most serious infringement upon sovereignty,’ the North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted hours after the summit.

The North’s statement cited the trilateral summit and called its discussion of denuclearization ‘a blatant challenge to the sovereignty of the DPRK and wanton interference in its internal affairs.’

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea.

‘Denuclearization on the Korean peninsula means a power vacuum and hastened war,’ the statement, carried by Korean Central News Agency, said…”

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