North Korea’s Foreign Ministry criticized the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
The country described the visit as “imprudent interference” in China’s internal affairs as China considers Taiwan as part of its unified lands. Therefore, the Chinese authorities described Pelosi’s visit as a threat to the peace and stability of the region.
North Korea Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that the state “vehemently denounce” any external interference in the issue of Taiwan and “fully support” China.
“It is the due right of a sovereign state to take counter measures against the moves of the outside forces openly interfering in its internal affairs and destroying its territorial integrity,” the authorities added.
Previously, China warned the United States that it would “pay the price” as the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, as tensions between Beijing and Washington intensify.
“The US side will bear the responsibility and pay the price for undermining China’s sovereign security interests,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing in Beijing.
Earlier, China threatened that it would take “decisive and effective” measures and that its military would “not stand idly by” if Pelosi decided to visit Taiwan.
On his part, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned that Beijing will be responsible for any crisis or escalation as a result of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
Pelosi arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday for meetings with the prime minister and the speaker of the lower house of parliament, according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.
AFP journalists saw her coming out of a hotel in the Malaysian capital and entering an SUV. Her motorcade then departed under heavy security.
After Singapore and Malaysia, her itinerary includes stops in South Korea and Japan, but the prospect of a trip to Taiwan dominated her attention.
Multiple Taiwanese media outlets carried comments from deputy parliament speaker Tsai Chi-chang saying Pelosi was “very likely” to visit in the coming days.