As tensions in inter-Korean relations intensify, North Korea sent a warning to the United States that it cannot comment on inter-Korean issues anywhere.
The very closed nation also said it is in Washington’s interest to “remain silent” if it wants the upcoming presidential election to go smoothly, state media reported.
The statement comes after the United States Department of State said it was disappointed in North Korea because it had suspended communications hotlines with South Korea on Tuesday.
“If the US puts its nose at other people’s affairs with careless comments, rather than paying attention to their internal affairs, at a time when their political situation is in the worst of confusion ever, it may come across something unpleasant that is difficult to deal with. going is “, said Kwon. Jong Gun, director general for US affairs at the DPRK Department of State, said in comments from the state news agency KCNA.
The United States should “shut up” and address its own domestic problems unless it “wants to experience a hair-raiser,” he said.
“It would be good not only for American interests, but also for keeping upcoming presidential elections easy.”
It’s unclear what North Korea would do to disrupt the elections or cause problems for US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, said James Kim, a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.
“If anything, there is a chance that provocation may even evoke the country surrounding the incumbent party,” he said.
After a series of historic summits in 2018 and 2019 between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, little progress has been made in dismantling the North Nuclear Weapons Program, and Pyongyang has increasingly expressed frustration at Washington’s refusal to sanction the sanctions. light up.
North Korea said on Tuesday that it would break the hotlines with South Korea after days of lashing out in Seoul because it would not prevent defectors from sending brochures and other materials to the north.
South Korea said on Wednesday that it will take legal action against two organizations that conduct such operations.