North Korea calls Obama administration ‘total failure’ ahead of US election
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea called President Barack Obama’s administration a “total failure” ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
The state-run Korean Central News Agency made the criticism in a white paper issued Sunday that blamed America’s “hostile policy” for pushing the North to step up its nuclear weapons program.
“The moves of the Obama regime to stifle the DPRK which surpass the successive regimes have steadily pushed the DPRK to bolster up its nuclear force, making it have access to even the H-bomb,” it said, using the acronym for the North’s formal name the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Tensions have risen sharply this year on the divided peninsula as North Korea conducted two nuclear tests and several ballistic missile launches despite international condemnation and punishing sanctions by the U.N. Security Council.
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