PYONGYANG, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday rapped South Korea for seeking closer military alliance with the United States which it said would escalate confrontation between the two sides.
"South Korean puppet conservative group, whose fate is at stake after being cursed and rejected by the public, works hard to stay in power, calling for 'priority to the relations' with the U.S. and 'strengthened alliance,'" said the official daily of the ruling Korean Workers' Party, Rodong Sinmum.
South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has recently called on the United States to strengthen alliance with Seoul, while calling the DPRK's efforts to develop nuclear arms and missiles "provocation" and "threat," according to media reports.
Rodong Sinmum called the South Korea-U.S. alliance "just a war alliance to carry out the U.S. policy for isolating and stifling the DPRK and realize its foreign strategy of aggression."
"The relations between the U.S. and the South Korean regime are no more than master-servant relations," and Seoul's policy would only further such relations, "bring the north-south ties to a catastrophe and escalate the danger of nuclear war," the newspaper warned.