UN: US not making faces at North Korea

UN: US not making faces at North Korea

United Nations officials have rubbished claims that United States soldiers are provoking North Korean troops by pulling faces at them.

Pyongyang has alleged American personnel have been pulling "disgusting" facial expressions while making strange noises and pointing fingers, Sky News has reported.

In a statement, the isolated state's military urged the US military to stop its "hooliganism" at the demilitarised area which divides the north and south of Korea, or they would meet a "dog's death".

Sky News is also reporting North Korea claims US soldiers have been encouraging South Korean soldiers to point their firearms at their adversaries and described the action as a "dangerous provocation".

A spokesman for UN Command in the region, Christopher Bush, says the claims had been investigated and deemed to be false, and that this is not the first time accusations like this have been made on either side of the divide.

Around a decade ago, when Pyongyang conducted its first nuclear test, American soldiers accused North Korea's military of spitting across the demarcation line and 'pulling the fingers'.

There are approximately 28,000 US troops on the ground in South Korea to act as deterrence of any potential aggression between the two countries.