North Korea condemns Pelosi's visit to South Korea

North Korea condemns Pelosi's visit to South Korea

SEOUL: North Korea denounced U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday August 6 for supporting deterrence against North Korea during her visit to South Korea this week.

Pelosi and her South Korean counterpart, National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo, pledged to achieve North Korean denuclearization during her stop in South Korea after visiting Taiwan on Thursday.

North Korean state media KCNA said Pelosi's remarks were part of a U.S. scheme to escalate tensions in the Korean peninsula. Pelosi was trying to justify American policy against North Korea and to support US arms buildup, according to KCNA.

Pelosi, the worst destroyer of international peace and stability, had incurred the wrath of the Chinese people for her recent trip to Taiwan, the KCNA statement said.

The US will have to pay dearly for all the sources of trouble spawned by her wherever she went. North Korea made preparations for a nuclear test during the first six months of this year, according to an excerpt from a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Thursday.