SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice to ship cluster munitions to Ukraine as a “prison act” and demanded a right away withdrawal of the plan.
The truth that Biden had admitted it was a troublesome choice confirmed he was conscious of the disastrous penalties using cluster munitions, North Korean Overseas Minister Choe Son Hui stated in a press release carried by the official KCNA information company.
“I strongly condemn the U.S. choice to offer weapons of mass destruction to Ukraine as a harmful prison act because it tries to push the world into new calamity, and strongly demand that it’s withdrawn instantly,” she stated.
Reclusive North Korea has solid nearer ties with the Kremlin and backed Moscow after it invaded Ukraine in February final 12 months.
The USA introduced final week it’ll ship Ukraine the controversial weapons – prohibited by greater than 100 international locations – as a part of an $800 million safety bundle.
Ukraine stated the U.S. choice would assist to liberate Ukrainian territory however promised the munitions wouldn’t be utilized in Russia.
(Reporting by Jack Kim, modifying by Ed Osmond and Nick Macfie)