North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of manufacturing biological weapons in Ukraine, echoing an accusation already made by Russia and dismissed by the United Nations in March.
Washington has “installed numerous biological laboratories in dozens of countries and regions, including Ukraine, in defiance of international treaties”, the official North Korean news agency KCNA said, referring to elements “detected” by Russia.
Pyongyang, an ally of Moscow, has also accused Washington of being “a vicious sponsor of biological terrorism throwing humanity into destruction” and of waging “bacterial warfare” during the Korean War in the 1950s that Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow have done repeatedly in the past.
Washington denied these allegations.
In March, Moscow accused Washington of funding research into the development of biological weapons in Ukraine, invaded in late February by Russia.