September 22, 2023

The offer to visit Pyongyang has been accepted by Moscow

  • September 14, 2023
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The offer to visit Pyongyang has been accepted by Moscow

Following the Wednesday summit between Putin and Kim in Russia. Japan issued a warning against “violations” of the UN’s embargo on arms trade with North Korea.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Who has accepted, according to Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news agency on Thursday, September 14. Kim Jong Un “courteously invited Putin to visit the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] at a convenient time” at the conclusion of their meeting on Wednesday, according to KCNA, which used the official name of the nation.

“As Ukraine’s Western allies raised concerns over a potential Russian arms deal with North Korea. Kim assured Putin on Wednesday that he was certain Russia would achieve a “great victory” over its adversaries. Following the start of full-scale hostilities in Ukraine last year. Russia was shunne by the West and have since sought to reinforce its connections. With other leaders shunne by democratic nations.

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Military cooperation “Possibilities”

While welcoming Kim at a spaceport in the Far East. Putin welcomed the “strengthening of cooperation and friendship between our countries”. And told reporters he saw “possibilities” for military collaboration with North Korea. He previously stated that Moscow may assist Pyongyang in developing satellites. Russian news outlets reported. That Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin also discussed the prospect of sending a North Korean into space. Dmitry Peskov was quoted by the news agencies TASS and RIA Novosti as saying, “We talked about the fact that a North Korean cosmonaut can be trained and sent into space if the North Korean side wishes.” The cosmonaut would become the first North Korean to travel to space if that were to take place.

Any assistance, according to State Department spokesman Matthew Miller in Washington, “would potentially be in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions” and be “quite troubling.” Russia is reportedly interested in purchasing North Korean munitions to use in Ukraine, according to US officials and experts. The latest in a series of sanctions-busting tests, Pyongyang launched two ballistic missiles on Wednesday while Kim was in Russia, according to the South Korean military.

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