North Korean state media warned that Beijing crosses the "red line" in its relations with Pyongyang, in a rare criticism of its closest ally.
The comments in the state newspaper Rodong Sinmun says that North Korea will not abandon its nuclear program. The newspaper has accused China of "dancing to the US tune" and invites the Washington post on the Korean Peninsula for more military assets.
The newspaper Rodong Sinmun particularly criticized the Chinese media call for new sanctions against North Korea as a way to prevent the war. "We didn't cross the" red line "of relations North Korea - China", - said in comments. "China is mercilessly stomping and crosses it without hesitation".
Two Chinese publications asserted that the North Korean nuclear weapons program is a threat to China.
The commentary States that the nuclear program of North Korea exists to protect the country from invasion, and Pyongyang will not abandon her, to relieve the tension. "North Korea will not be for the sake of maintaining friendship with China to risk its nuclear program, which is valuable as her own life, regardless of how valuable friendship," - said in a statement.
Analysts say that North Korea seems concerned about the new threat posed by the administration of US President Donald trump. "North Korea sees that trump is more than willing to use force," said Robert Ross, a Professor at Boston College and an expert on Chinese politics. "China's policies seem to encourage American policy, and that is cause for concern in North Korea".
Meanwhile, the US has continued military exercises that have infuriated North Korea. The last one was on Monday, when two American B-1 bomber from GUAM held a joint exercise with South Korea and air forces of Japan over the Korean Peninsula, according to the U.S. air force. After that Pyongyang said that the US action brought the region to "a point close to a nuclear war".
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