N. Korea raps U.S. for escalating situation by expanding sanctions

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North Korea on Friday criticized the United States for intentionally escalating matters by expanding sanctions, claiming that beefing up its national defense capabilities is the legitimate right of a sovereign state. North Korea's recent development of a new weapon "did not target any specific country or force," a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, days after the latest in a series of missile tests. Earlier this month, North Korea launched on two separate occasions what it calls a newly developed hypersonic missile. Following t...

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