N. Korea denounces Trump’s State of the Union address

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Pyongyang, Feb 4 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday denounced the State of the Union address by US President Donald Trump as “an omen of new disaster”, after Trump described Pyongyang as an adversary in the address.

The whole world is seeing “an omen of new disaster” in Trump’s address which asserted “American first” and “unmatched power” based on nuclear arms forcing other countries to submit to the “US chauvinistic interest”, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency as saying.

The spokesman also accused Trump of “insisting upon ‘maximum pressure’ against North Korea” and “viciously slandering” the country.

“It is purely a nasty perversity aimed to disturb the advance of inter-Korean relations,” he added.

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Trump said in his State of the Union address last week that the US government is “waging a campaign of maximum pressure” to prevent Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear missiles from threatening the US homeland.

Tension between the two countries has escalated since Trump took office last year.

–IANS

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