Pedestrians walk past the portraits of late DPRK leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang on May 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)
SEOUL – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday denounced the establishment of a trilateral information-sharing mechanism among the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea on the margins of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Japan's Hiroshima.
"Leaders of the three countries recently reaffirmed the real-time sharing of a (DPRK) missile alert information, a mechanism they were committed to setting up last November, proving that "the project of establishing a tripartite information sharing system is being pushed forward at the final stage," the DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary.
The article noted that the United States is keen on forming the trilateral military alliance, an "Asian version of NATO," in Northeast Asia
The article noted that the United States is keen on forming the trilateral military alliance, an "Asian version of NATO," in Northeast Asia, as the region witnesses an ever more frequent deployment of US strategic assets and the more publicized occurrence of US-Japan-ROK joint military exercises.
It also stressed that in April, the establishment of the US-ROK "Nuclear Consultative Group," which Japan plans to join, proved that "the triangular military cooperation between the three countries will soon be shaped into a NATO-style nuclear cooperation alliance."
And the addition of real-time tripartite information sharing means "the emergence of the actual US-Japan-ROK military alliance with the single nerve center in Northeast Asia."
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The commentary lashed out at Washington for cooking up the "Asian-version NATO" to secure its military edge in the Asia-Pacific region, saying that "the US vicious scenario for confrontation is the most serious threat to global peace and security."