In escalating tensions over the past week, North Korea
accuses the United States
of double standards when it comes to condemning missile tests, saying that the U.S. only condemned North Korea the same day that South Korea
also tested missiles. North Korean state media cited its chief as saying that the American response was a "vivid revelation of the American-style double-dealing attitude" and also says that unless "the U.S. drops its hostile policies towards North Korea, denuclearization can never be put on the table" of negotiations.