North Korea on Thursday accused The European Union (EU) in “inciting confrontation and hostility” to the Korean peninsula. The accusations were in response to a recent South Korea-EU summit, during which the leaders condemned Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile provocations.
Citing an article by North Korean international relations analyst Park Myong Chol, the official Korean Central News Agency accused the EU, that it follows an “unbalanced” policy in favor of South Koreato win her support for Ukraine.
“The EU, exposed to a security crisis after the outbreak of the Ukrainian event, is now extending its begging hand even to South Korea, completely subservient to the US militarily and taking a very unfair and biased position on the Korean Peninsula issue at the end of its desperate efforts to win military support for Ukraine,” the statement said.
We remind you that on Monday, the President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, held a summit with President Eun Suk-yeol in Seoul. They issued a joint statement, condemning the repeated launches of ballistic missiles and the nuclear threats from Pyongyang.
On the same day European leaders also visited the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.
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According to Pyongyang, the EU has lost its “almost complete strategic independence” within its alliance with the United States.
“The EU must realize the fact that if it blindly follows the hostile policy of the US towards the DPRK as it is now, it will be held responsible for the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula together with the US,” it added.
The article also notes that during their visit to Seoul, EU leaders called the nuclear programs the North a threat to regional peace and said the EU would not accept North Korea possessing nuclear weapons
“It is better for the EU to get used to North Korea’s status as a nuclear-weapon state now,” the analyst said, noting that the EU had never asked the EU to recognize North Korea as a nuclear-weapon state.
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