US Escalating Tensions By Inciting Taiwan Independence - North Korean Foreign Ministry
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Sat 23rd October 2021 | 07:40 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd October, 2021) North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Pak Myong Ho has accused the United States of escalating the situation in the Asia-Pacific Region by inciting the independence of Taiwan.
"Recently, the U.S. is building up military tension by inciting independence of Taiwan, which is an inseparable territory of China. This year alone, the U.S. dispatched all kinds of battleships into the Taiwan Straits on the plea of 'freedom of navigation' whenever occasion called. Some time ago, it even mobilized a battleship of its ally only to escalate tension in the Taiwan Straits," Pak said, as quoted by the KCNA news agency.
The Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's identification zone in two droves during the day and at night, prompting Taiwan to scramble patrol planes to ward them off.
China sees Taiwan as its breakaway province. The island has been governed independently from mainland China since 1949 when an opposition nationalist party retreated there during a civil war and set up a government.