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US-China tensions

North Korea denounces U.S. 'interference' over Pelosi's Taiwan visit

Foreign ministry also calls trip 'imprudent,' saying it 'fully supports' China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on July 27. The Foreign Ministry made clear the country backs China, its major ally and economic lifeline. (KCNA via Reuters)

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday criticized what it called U.S. "imprudent interference" in China's internal affairs over House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the official KCNA said.

Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she said shows an unwavering American commitment to the Chinese-claimed self-ruled island, but China condemned the highest-level U.S. visit in 25 years as a threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

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