Pyongyang sends ‘letter of solidarity’ to Beijing after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit
Seoul, Aug 10 (EFE).- The North Korean Workers’ Party sent a “letter of solidarity” to Beijing following last week’s visit to Taiwan of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to state news outlet KCNA on Wednesday.
“The public junket to Taiwan, made by an incumbent US high-ranking official despite China’s strong protest and solemn warning and the universal opposition of the international community, was a serious infringement on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and an unpardonable political provocation aimed to defame the authority of the CPC and disturb the successful holding of its 20th Congress,” the official letter said.
The message from the official North Korean party comes after Pelosi traveled to Taiwan last week, in a visit that has exacerbated tensions between the US and China.
Furious at the visit, Beijing retaliated by flexing its military muscle in live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait and imposed sanctions on imports from the island, among other things.
The letter expressed “full support and solidarity” with all the steps taken by the Chinese government to “repulse the US arbitrariness, safeguard the territorial integrity of the state and achieve the reunification cause of the Chinese nation.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also recently defended the friendship between Pyongyang and Beijing, which he said is “sealed in blood” and will continue to develop.
Pelosi landed in Taipei shortly before 11 pm on Aug. 2 from Kuala Lumpur, ending a frenzy of speculation, as her visit had not been officially confirmed.
Taiwan, with whom the US does not maintain official relations, is one of the main sources of conflict between Beijing and Washington, above all because Washington is the main supplier of arms to the island and would be its greatest military ally in the event of a a war-like conflict with the Asian giant. EFE