North Korea criticised the United States, South Korea and Japan`s recent agreement on strengthening military cooperation to be a means to materialise a U.S. plan for a military alliance like NATO in the region.
North Korea`s foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency reported on Sunday.
“The reality clearly shows that the real purpose of the U.S. spreading the rumour about `threat from North Korea` is to provide an excuse for attaining military supremacy over the Asia-Pacific region,” said the spokesperson.
“The prevailing situation more urgently calls for building up the country`s defences to actively cope with the rapid aggravation of the security environment,” the spokesperson added.
The leaders of the United States, South Korea and Japan met on the sidelines of a NATO summit last week and agreed to explore further means to reinforce “extended deterrence” against North Korea.