North Korea on Saturday lambasted U.S. President Joe Biden's recent commitment to defend Taiwan if it is attacked by China, saying Washington has been attempting to stifle socialist countries.

In a statement dated Friday, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Ho also emphasized that the situation surrounding the Taiwan Strait "is in correlation with the situation" on the Korean Peninsula, criticizing the United States for trying to maintain its "supremacy" in East Asia.

"Taiwan is an integral part of China," Pak said in the statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday, adding, "We fully support the Chinese government and people in their stand to defend the national sovereignty and territorial integrity."