December 04, 2022

North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing

Externally-focused outlets also dismiss South Korean attempts to mediate DPRK-U.S. dialogue

North Korea's externally-focused outlet Uriminzokkiri on Monday slammed the U.S. and South Korea for a recent rise in tensions on the peninsula, mocking Seoul and Washington for "self-inflicted" anxiety over a high-profile nuclear or missile test by Pyongyang over the Christmas holidays.

In some of the outlet's first articles of the year, the Uriminzokkiri said the U.S. and South Korea had spent a "tiring time" towards the end of 2019, "making hasty conclusion that the timing for implementing strategic measures targeted towards the U.S. is Christmas Day."