Pionyang condemns the Aukus and promises reprisals if its security is threatened

North Korea condemned the Aukus pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, which will provide the fleet of the oceanic country of nuclear pro

Pionyang condemns the Aukus and promises reprisals if its security is threatened

North Korea condemned the Aukus pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, which will provide the fleet of the oceanic country of nuclear propulsion submarines, and said that it will take appropriate measures if your safety is impacted.

Pionyang accused the signatories, and mainly to Washington, to "alter the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region" and trigger a career of nuclear weapons with a covenant to "extremely undesirable and dangerous", in a statement from the Foreign Ministry published today by the state news agency KCNA.

The trilateral agreement, announced last Wednesday, reinforces cooperation in the development of defense-oriented advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, underwater systems and long-distance surveillance, and seeks to plant China face before the increase of its military activities in the region of the Indo-Pacific.

In reference to Beijing, the North Korean regime described as "natural" the condemnation of the neighboring country, by "irresponsible" acts "destroy the peace and stability of the region and the international nuclear non-proliferation system", and that it supposes, In addition, a "catalyst" of an arms escalation.

North Korean Foreign Ministry was also echoed from France's complaints (which is harmed by a failed contract for sale of submarines to Australia) and accused the USA to apply "a double standard" to allow the propagation of nuclear technology if It suits its interests and "collapse" non-proliferation.

The Asian country stated that the establishment of an agreement such as the AUKUS "once again shows that the strengthening of national defense capacities from a long-term perspective should not be weakened or a bit to cope with the international security environment. ".

North Korean Foreign Ministry added that it is "analyzing carefully the background of the recent US Decision." And he said he will take the appropriate measures in case the Covenant has "a minimum impact" in his national security.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 01:27

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