US warns Pyongyang to stop selling weapons to Russia
In a recent article published by Aljazeera, the White House has warned North Korea against selling munitions to Russia for its war in Ukraine as tensions between Pyongyang and Washington continue to mount. White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said on Wednesday that the United States is concerned about potential arms deals between Russia and North Korea
Kirby said that US warns North Korea to cease its arms negotiations with Russia and follow the public commitments that Pyongyang has made to not provide or sell arms to Russia. US warns North Korea by its official name DPRK, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The US warns North Korea because the latter believes Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to convince Pyongyang to sell artillery ammunitions to Moscow when he visited North Korea and met with its leader Kim Jong Un in July. The US warns North Korea after the said report and declined to detail how US officials had gathered the intelligence.
The US warns North Korea and its competitors and adversaries – including China. The US warns North Korea against helping Russia in its military offensive in Ukraine. Kirby comments on Wednesday came just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kim exchanged letters vowing to bolster ties between their two countries.
Last year, the US warns North Korea of covertly shipping artillery shells to Russia. The US warns North Korea for continuously providing military support to Russia’s military forces in Ukraine. Kirby added that North Korean and Russian missions to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Reuters news agency.
Despite the US warns North Korea, it has sided with Russia over the Ukraine war and insisting that the hegemonic policy of the US-led West has forced Moscow to take military action to protect its security interests. On the contrary, the latest US warns North Korea as Pyongyang continues to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles in defiance of Washington.