Statement of Director General of Department of Press and Information of DPRK Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Jo Yong Sam, director general of the Department of Press and Information of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, released the following statement on Saturday:

As reported, Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives of the U.S., who had come under a volley of due criticism from China for destroying regional peace and stability by visiting Taiwan, stirred up the atmosphere of confrontation with the DPRK during her visit to south Korea.

She, with the south Korean authorities, talked about "strong and expanded deterrent" for coping with "threat from north Korea" and made her appearance even in the joint security area of Panmunjom, utterly betraying the vision of the hostile policy of the current U.S. administration towards the DPRK.

Lurking behind it is the sinister scheme of the U.S. to further escalate the already-tense situation in the Korean peninsula and the region by pushing the current ruling south Korean conservative forces into confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north, and to use it as an excuse for justifying its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and reckless arms buildup.

The U.S. is just adding fuel to the fire.

Pelosi, the worst destroyer of international peace and stability, had incited the atmosphere of confrontation with Russia during her visit to Ukraine in April, and incurred the wrath of the Chinese people for her recent junket to Taiwan.

It would be a fatal mistake for her to think that she can go scot-free in the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. will have to pay dearly for all the sources of trouble spawned by her wherever she went. -0-

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