Report: N. Korea accuses US of defending IAF strike in Syria

September 24, 2007 13:00

North Korea accused the US of defending Israel's recent alleged air strike against Syria, calling the strike a grave crime that undermines regional peace and stability, a South Korean news report said Monday. The North's criticism came after this month's alleged Israeli air raid on unknown Syrian targets, over suspicions that the North might be providing nuclear assistance to Syria. "Israeli warplanes' intrusion into the territorial airspace of Syria and bomb-dropping are an outright violation of Syria's sovereignty and a grave crime that destroys regional peace and security," South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted the North's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper as saying.

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