US warns of potential arms trade between North Korea and Russia
The United States has issued a warning stating that North Korea and Russia could engage in an arms trade following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s recent visit to Russia. In response to inquiries about Chairman Kim’s visit, the White House National Security Council (NSC) expressed concern and announced plans to swiftly impose additional sanctions.
The NSC spokesperson released a statement stressing that there would be no negotiations on arms trade during Kim Jong-un’s trip, as previously cautioned. They urged North Korea to adhere to its public commitment of refraining from providing or selling weapons to Russia.
Although the NSC did not confirm the specific details reported in the media regarding Chairman Kim’s visit to Russia, the Defense Ministry confirmed his departure from the country. A spokesperson for the Ministry stated that they expected a meeting between the leaders of North Korea and Russia based on the provided information.
The US State Department highlighted that any arms trade conducted by North Korea would violate the UN Security Council sanctions. They affirmed their readiness to impose additional sanctions, if necessary.
In a regular briefing, spokesperson Matthew Miller addressed the possibility of an arms deal between the leaders of North Korea and Russia, stating that the US would closely monitor the outcome of the meeting. Miller also criticized President Putin, claiming that his pursuit of military support from Kim Jong-un was a testament to the failure of the Ukraine war.
During a memorial seminar hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jeong Park, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Policy Representative for North Korea, reiterated concerns about Russia’s potential acquisition of raw materials and various types of ammunition from North Korea for its defense industry.
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The United States again warned that North Korea and Russia would engage in an arms trade following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to Russia, announcing plans to quickly impose additional sanctions.
In response to Yonhap News’ inquiry regarding Chairman Kim’s visit to Russia on the 11th local time, the White House National Security Council (NSC) issued a statement in the name of its spokesman, saying, “As publicly warned, there will be no negotiations. on arms (trade) between North Korea and Russia during Kim Jong-un’s visit to Russia “It is expected to continue,” he said.
He continued, “We urge North Korea to honor its public promise not to provide or sell weapons to Russia.”
However, the NSC did not confirm specific details regarding Chairman Kim’s visit to Russia as reported in the media.
Defense Ministry spokesman Pat Ryder met with reporters that day and confirmed Chairman Kim’s departure from Russia, saying, “Kim Jong-un is moving to Russia.”
“We expect some kind of meeting (between the leaders of North Korea and Russia) based on the information we have provided,” Ryder said, Reuters reported.
The State Department announced that any arms trade by North Korea would violate UN Security Council sanctions and would impose additional sanctions if necessary.
Regarding the possibility of an arms deal between the leaders of North Korea and Russia, spokesman Matthew Miller said at a regular briefing on the same day, “We will monitor the results of this meeting very closely.” ) It is against the decision.”
“Not only has President Putin failed on the battlefield, but he is traveling across the country begging Kim Jong-un for military support,” Miller said. “There is no better evidence to show that the Ukraine war has failed.” he said.
At a memorial seminar held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank, Jeong Park, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Policy Representative for North Korea, said that Russia is expected to receive raw materials for the defense industry along with ‘significant quantities and different types of ammunition’ from North Korea were mentioned again.
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