SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea yesterday slammed United States (US) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her recent visit to the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), calling her the “worst destroyer of inter-national peace”.
Pelosi, who visited Seoul earlier this week, became the highest-ranking US official to visit the Joint Security Area (JSA) between the two Koreas since then-president Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un there in 2019.
Prior to the JSA visit, Pelosi discussed the “grave situation” and growing threat posed by the North’s nuclear weapons programme with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo.
The pair called for “strong and extended deterrence against North Korea”, and vowed to support efforts by Washington and Seoul to achieve Pyongyang’s denuclearisation.
The North yesterday denounced Pelosi for both her discussions with Kim and her visit to the JSA.