North Korea hits back at US involvement in Asia-Pacific arms deal

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North Korea hits back at US involvement in Asia-Pacific arms deal

The country has warned that the US risks a ‘dangerous nuclear arms race’ because of Australian submarine deal

Hyonhee Shin

North Korea warned on Monday that the US risked a dangerous nuclear arms race by providing submarine technology to Australia, criticising its “double standards” and vowing countermeasures.

Last week, the US clinched a new trilateral security partnership involving Britain to provide technological aid to Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines.

North Korea joined China in decrying the US decision as an “irresponsible one” that destroys regional peace and stability, and global non-proliferation efforts...

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