January 27, 2022

North Korea defends missile tests, says new US sanctions ‘escalate’ tensions

DPRK foreign ministry statement comes after top U.S. diplomat called missile tests 'destabilizing' and 'dangerous'

North Korea and the U.S. appear no closer to re-engaging in dialogue as the two countries trade accusations after a new round of missile tests and sanctions this week.

According to a statement from the DPRK foreign ministry on Friday, the U.S. is "intentionally escalating" tensions on the Korean Peninsula with new sanctions targeting North Korea's weapons program.