PYONGYANG – North Korea says the U.S. has showcased its ulterior motive by seeking a solution to denuclearization by use of excessive force, although outwardly the Trump administration advocates opening lines of communication.
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) also denounced a February nuclear test performed by the American military on Wednesday, saying the use of strength is “not at all monopoly of U.S” in their latest rant about Western politics and policy.
The subcritical nuclear test, performed just before the February meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is believed to be an unnecessary show of force from a country wanting North Korea to dismantle nuclear sites and relax the inhumane treatment impoverished citizens endure at the hands of military and political figureheads.
The Policy Research Director of the Institute for American Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK had this to say about additional missile tests conducted between March and May:
The U.S. conducted a missile interception test simulating the interception of the DPRK’s ICBMs at the air force base in California, test-launched ICBM “MinuteMan-3” and SLBM “Trident-2 D-5” targeted at the DPRK and its surrounding countries and also increased the reconnaissance flights over the DPRK.
According to the Director, the U.S. has continued to pursue its strategy of “maximum pressure” against North Korea through “economic suffocation”, even though American politicians have repeatedly called on Kim Jong-un to allow North Koreans to operate as a “free enterprise”.
As stalled talks have created tension between Washington and Pyongyang, U.S. military exercises have increased in the region. The U.S. has begun to deploy sophisticated landing aircraft in Japan and even position SLCMs capable of mounting a nuclear warhead near the Korean peninsula area.
North Korea says the U.S. is moving in a swift manner to enforce additional sanctions on DPRK ships, organizations and individuals, and restrict diplomatic activities deemed “legitimate” by requesting an anti-DPRK sanctions committee of the United Nations Security Council.
The Director warns the U.S. that its hostile acts will only bring about the result of adding tension to the already unstable Korean peninsula and inviting adverse action.