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N Korea slams Seoul for escalating military tensions

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Pyongyang, on Wednesday, slammed for escalating cross-border military tensions while criticising the increase in South Korea's defence budget.

"Such South Korean military's belligerent behaviour does not fit with the Panmunjom, September declarations and North-military agreements," quoted North Korea's ruling party's media as saying.

has raised an issue with the visit of South Korea's Chairman, Park Han-ki's, visits to troops during the Lunar New Year's holiday in the previous week.

Furthermore, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has also slammed for an increase in its defence budget and its plan to induct stealth jets from the in its forces in March.

"Military provocations, that could pose challenges to the trend toward dialogue and peace, should never be tolerated" Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece added.

In his recent address, North Korean leader called on to stop joint military drills with the United States, while outlining that no foreign strategic asset should be brought to the

The criticism comes in the wake of the impending US-second summit, which is slated to take place in on February 27 and 28. The first preparatory meeting has already been held between and the last week, with the second preparatory meeting being scheduled to take place in the coming week, according to the South Korean Presidential office.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 11:35 IST
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