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N.Korea accuses US of undermining inter-Korean reconciliation process

IANS  |  Pyongyang 

Ri Yong Ho, of North Korea, has accused the US of undermining the inter-Korean reconciliation process and aggravating the situation in the

In a letter sent to UN on Wednesday, Ri said "good results are borne in the inter-Korean dialogue" and the easing of tension on the was welcomed by the international society, reported citing (KCNA).

The US authorities, however, are "seeking to intentionally aggravate the situation by introducing the strategic assets including into the vicinity of the at a time when north and south of are charting a course of peace together," Ri said.

"In view of its nature and contents, scope of troop and war equipment being introduced, the US current moves of military reinforcements are designed to make preemptive strike against North Korea," Ri said.

The US is also openly stating that it will conduct a large-scale aggressive joint military exercise against immediately after the Winter Olympic Games, he added.

Ri called on the UN not to "keep silent as to the US dangerous game of aggravating situation in and around the Korean peninsula and driving the whole world into a possible disaster of nuclear war.

Ri requested Guterres to take up at the "the issue of welcoming the process of improved inter-Korean relations and discouraging the neighbouring countries from disturbing the process."



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First Published: Fri, February 02 2018. 04:40 IST