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North Korea denounces Pelosi and threatens America with a heavy price


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North Korea condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday for supporting the use of deterrence against North Korea during her visit to South Korea last week.

Pelosi and South Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo pledged on Thursday to achieve North Korea’s denuclearization during a stopover in South Korea after visiting Taiwan.

The official Korean Central News Agency said Pelosi’s remarks were part of a US plot to escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The agency also said that Pelosi tried to justify the hostile US policy against North Korea and support the strengthening of US weapons.

“Pelosi, the worst destroyer of international peace and stability, has… aroused the anger of the Chinese people over her recent trip to Taiwan,” the statement by the Korean Central News Agency quoted Jo Young-sam, director-general of the Press and Information Department of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry.

“The United States will have to pay a heavy price for the problems it raises wherever it goes.”

An extract from a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Thursday said North Korea had made preparations for a nuclear test during the first six months of this year.