North Korean state media warned on Monday that NATO's relations with South Korea and Japan could provoke a confrontation in the region, APA reports citing Teletrader.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is currently visiting the two countries, advocating for "closer ties" amid threats from North Korea.
"The trip of the NATO secretary general to South Korea and Japan is a prelude to confrontation and war as it brings the dark clouds of a 'new Cold War' to the Asia-Pacific region," said an article published by the state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
According to South Korean news outlet Yonhap, the article was written by Kim Tong-myong, a member of North Korea's organization on international political studies. He also accused Stoltenberg of making Ukraine into a "theater of proxy war."