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North Korea accuses US of aggravating regional tension

Mike Pence warned Pyongyang not to test the resolve, exhibited by the Trump administration

IANS  |  Seoul 

North Korea, Kim, King Yong Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

on Thursday accused the of escalating tension in the Korean peninsula by sending Vice President to Seoul, where he warned not to test the resolve of President Donald Trump's government.

North Korea's comments on Pence's visit and his meeting with South Korea's acting President was published by the state-run Uriminzokkiri website in an article that accuses the of trying to whip up anti-North Korean sentiment, Efe news reported.

It adds that the new government is recklessly attempting to aggravate military tensions in the region through hostile policies and by launching a provocative and aggressive campaign against the country, including its decision to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and a strike group near the Korean peninsula, and efforts to step up pressure and toughen sanctions against

In a press conference after his meeting with Hwang on Monday, Pence warned not to test the resolve, exhibited by the Trump administration in recent attacks in Syria and Afghanistan, through its continued weapons tests.

The article also accused of going along with Washington's demands and playing a confrontational role, and added that will continue to adopt increasingly stronger measures against growing military pressure, threats and irrational sanctions from the US.

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 19:00 IST