January 25, 2021

North Korea slams “reckless” U.S. remarks on Chinese maritime claims

DPRK foreign ministry says U.S. conspiring to undermine China's political system through recent pressure campaign

North Korea's foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned "reckless" recent remarks by the U.S. Secretary of State on China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, accusing Washington of working to undermine Beijing's political system.

In a statement to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a spokesperson for Pyongyang's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that the U.S. was trying to defame the Communist Party of China (CPC) as part of a broader scheme to "overpower" the country.