North Korea criticizes China over sanctions

North Korea is criticizing China, it’s one and only major ally.

The North’s state-run media bashed Chinese newspapers for their calls for tougher sanctions.

Pyongyang said it’s the work of “ignorant politicians and media” based on “big-power chauvinism.” It also accused Beijing for hyping up damage caused by nuclear tests.

China is discussing possible new sanctions with the U.S. after repeated North Korean missile launches.

North Korea says its weapons program is needed for the ‘existence and development’ of the country and can ‘never be changed or shaken.’