In this file photograph dated March 27, 2017, the flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is seen past the barbed wire fencing of the country's embassy in Kuala Lumpur. (MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP)
SEOUL – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's foreign ministry on Wednesday criticized what it called US "imprudent interference" in China's internal affairs over House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the official KCNA said.
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.
An unidentified DPRK official
Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday but China condemned the highest-level US visit in 25 years as a threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits.
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A DPRK foreign ministry spokesperson said they "vehemently denounce" any external force's 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 unidentified official was quoted by KCNA as saying.
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