North Korea has lashed out at the US for “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, days after Donald Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming trip to North Korea.

Rodong Sinmun, citing an unnamed South Korean media outlet, reported in an editorial that US units based in Okinawa, Japan were staging drills aimed at “infiltration into Pyongyang.”

The USA “is busy staging secret drills involving man-killing special units while having a dialogue with a smile on its face.”

Such acts prove that the USA is hatching a criminal plot to unleash a war against the DPRK [North Korea] and commit a crime which deserves merciless divine punishment.

The Japanese island of Okinawa hosts nearly half of the 47,000 US troops based in Japan, according to Pentagon data. The troops repeatedly hold military exercises in the area.

US President Donald Trump said that “sufficient progress” towards de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not being made, and he blamed China for hindering the progress.

The US leader, however, sent his “warmest regards and respect” to Kim, and said that Pompeo “looks forward to going to North Korea in the near future,” once the current US-China trade dispute is resolved.

RT.com / ABC Flash Point Nuclear News 2018.

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