‘Irresponsible and provocative’: North Korea slams Blinken’s comments on ties with Russia

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North Korea’s foreign ministry on Saturday criticised the comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding Pyongyang’s ties with Moscow, asserting that his statements would only heighten the existing political and military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Blinken, who visited Seoul earlier this week after participating in a G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Japan, met with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and other high-ranking officials. He expressed concerns about the “growing and dangerous” military connections between Pyongyang and Moscow, urging Beijing, North Korea’s primary ally, to restrain the nuclear-armed nation. In response, Pyongyang denounced Blinken’s remarks on...