North Korea Holds the US To Blame for the Israel-Gaza Conflict
Pyongyang Ramps Up Anti-American Rhetoric
North Korea has intensified its anti-American stance by attributing responsibility for the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict to the United States. This development comes in parallel with Russia's recent outreach to form a "united front" against Washington.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of North Korea stated on Monday, claiming that the Middle Eastern conflict was a “tragedy created entirely by the United States." The state-run news agency further accused the U.S. of unequivocally supporting Israel in the conflict.
The KCNA report criticized the U.S.'s indifference toward what it regarded as Israel's "illegal occupation of Palestinian territories”, continuous armed assaults, civilian casualties, and the expansion of Jewish settlements."
However, notably absent from the North Korean narrative was any reference to the attack by Hamas, which served as the precipitating event of the current conflict. The KCNA also overlooked U.S. mediation efforts aimed at preventing Israel from deploying ground forces in Gaza.
U.S. President Joe Biden's recent visit to Israel, a rare publicized trip to a country amid a conflict, was interpreted as a move to dissuade Israel from escalating military action in Gaza. Yet, North Korea has chosen to focus on the U.S.'s alleged role in the conflict, calling for global condemnation of American actions.
The KCNA stated: “Global sentiment suggests that the planet’s stability and security are jeopardized by the U.S.’s self-righteous and dual-standard foreign policy." It added, "The international community must closely watch the U.S.’s madness and resolutely denounce and oppose such hazardous and misguided endeavors.”
This outcry from Pyongyang comes at a time when Moscow is attempting to form a “united front” against Washington. The simultaneous developments signal a potential convergence of interests among these nations against the U.S., which could have far-reaching implications on the international stage.
As North Korea amplifies its criticism of the U.S., and Russia seeks to unite opposition against Washington, international observers will be closely monitoring the potential geopolitical ramifications of these unfolding events.