Reuters reported this with reference to the North Korean state news agency.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he has no reason to believe that the United States is not hostile towards the DPRK, North Korean state media reported on Tuesday.

Pyongyang is building up its forces only for self-defense and does not seek to start a war–” Kim Jong-un said during a speech at an exhibition at the Ministry of Defense, KCNA reports.

The North Korean leader also accused the United States of creating tension on the peninsula, North Korean state media reported.