PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 10 (UPI) -- Talks between the U.S. and South Korean presidents in Washington are a prelude to war on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea said Friday.
Both the United States and South Korea have expressed concern about the security situation on the Korean Peninsula following the February test of a nuclear device by North Korea.
North Korea said Friday that Park's visit was a sign she was trying to make the regional situation worse.
"It is a curtain-raiser to a dangerous war to invade (North Korea)," a government statement published by South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.
Park told U.S. lawmakers she was addressing the regional situation calmly but with a sense of resolve.
South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-suk questioned North Korea's latest rhetoric, describing it as overly confrontational.
North Korea also this week expressed frustration with U.S.-South Korean naval exercises in the Yellow Sea.