North Korea accuses US of driving peninsula to ‘explosion’

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of driving the Korean peninsula towards “an extreme level of explosion” and declared that it was justified in responding with “tough counter-measures.”

The combative statement came hours North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea, drawing a sharp reaction from Japan, the United States, South Korea and other states.

Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, did not explicitly refer to his country’s latest test. But he said U.S. “pressure and provocative acts” would only give his country grounds to take unspecified measures.

Source: North Korea accuses US of driving peninsula to ‘explosion’

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