North Korea called China out early Thursday, saying the country’s criticisms of North Korea’s nuclear program are “testing its patience.”
The regime threatened China, saying there could be grave consequences to their “reckless” words.
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The commentary released Wednesday by the state-run Korean Central News Agency said that “a string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser.”
Asked about the KCNA commentary during a regular briefing Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing’s position on “developing good neighborly and friendly cooperation with North Korea is also consistent and clear.”
The commentary continued:
“China should no longer try to test the limits of the DPRK’s patience,” the North Korean commentary said, using the acronym for its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “China had better ponder over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations.”
One South Korean analyst said the situation between North Korea and China appears to be on the “verge of exploding.”