Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein denounced the U.S. sanctions against North Korea on MSNBC Sunday, saying the country is being "demonized" and the U.S. is the aggressor.
"The demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change," Stein insisted. "We saw it in Iraq, we saw it in Libya, it's part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on."
"It's the North Koreans who have added the provocation in launching missiles," said MSNBC host Alex Witt.
"But remember where that came from! Long before they began their missile tests, the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea," Stein said.
Stein presumably meant to say the U.S. conducted practice bombing runs against the North Koreans, rather than actual nuclear strikes. But the United States conducted its practice runs after the North Koreans tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on the Fourth of July.
"This is very frightening to [North Korea]," Stein continued. "They've been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon."
Stein also insisted that there was no evidence that the Russians were behind the hacks of Democratic institutions during the 2016 election. "The evidence is not definitive, it's circumstantial that it's the Russians," she said.
"It sounds as though you are supporting the positions of North Korea-China-Russia alliance over that of the United States," Witt pointed out.
"Actually I'm supporting here the position of the North Korea people," Stein responded.