North Korea said on Monday that the US allowed South Korea to build more powerful missiles, an example of America's hostile policy against the North, warning that it could lead to a "rapid and unstable situation" on the Korean peninsula .
It is North Korea's first response to a May 21 summit between the leaders of the United States and South Korea, during which the US ended decades-long sanctions that limited South Korea's missile development and its Allied to develop weapons with unlimited range.
The accusation of US policy being hostile to North Korea matters because it said it will not return to talks and will increase its nuclear arsenal as long as US hostilities persist. But the latest statement was still attributed to an individual commentator, not a government body, suggesting that North Korea still wants to leave room for possible diplomacy with the Biden administration.
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According to the official Korean Central News Agency, international affairs critic Kim Myong Chol said "the termination is a stark reminder of the US hostile policy towards the move (North Korea) and its shameful double behavior". "It engages in confrontation despite its lip service to the conversation."
"However, the U.S. is wrong. It is a grave mistake for him to pressurize (on North Korea) by creating asymmetric imbalances in and around the Korean peninsula, because of the now increasingly acute and unstable state of war on the Korean peninsula May be born, ”he said.
The United States previously blocked South Korea from developing missiles with a range of more than 500 miles over concerns about a regional arms race. This range is sufficient for a South Korean weapon to attack the whole of North Korea, but is short of hitting potentially major targets in other neighborhoods such as China and Japan.
Some South Korean observers hailed the end of the sanctions as restoring military sovereignty, but others suspected that the US's intention was to boost its ally's military capability amid a rivalry with China.
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Commentator Kim accused Washington of launching an arms race, thwarting North Korea's development, and deploying medium-range missiles targeting countries near North Korea.
The South Korean government said it "views judiciously" North Korea's response, but Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Jong-joo would not comment otherwise, as the comment was attributed to one person, the North Korean government's Not an official statement.
North Korea's statement comes as the Biden administration has shaped a new outlook on North Korea amid long-running negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program. During their summit, Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that a new US policy review on North Korea "takes a calibrated and pragmatic approach that is open to diplomacy with the North and will explore".
US officials have suggested that Biden would adopt a moderate grassroots policy among his predecessors - Donald Trump's direct dealings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Barack Obama's "strategic patience". Some experts say that Biden probably won't relieve North Korea from major sanctions unless it takes concrete denuclearization steps first.
The North Korean statement indirectly criticized the Biden administration's review, stating that the new policy was seen by other countries as "just a trick".