Kim Jong-un traveled to Russia to meet with Putin

Kim Jong-un traveled to Russia to meet with Putin
September 12, 2023 – 09:04

After four years without international travel, the leader of North Korea left Pyongyang this Tuesday at the invitation of the Russian government.

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, He traveled internationally for the first time in four years and will meet this Tuesday with his pair of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in search of a arms deal that could provide both countries with military weapons and financial assistance.

Together with members of the ruling party, government officials and the military, The North Korean representative traveled via a luxurious armored train that left from the capital Pyongyang this Sunday afternoon.

“At the invitation of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the head of State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, will make an official visit to the Russian Federation in the coming days,” said a statement cited by the Sputnik news agency.


He U.S. government, for its part, warned and denounced the reason for the meeting between both leaders within the framework of a possible arms supply agreement. “As we have publicly warned, arms negotiations between Russia and the DPRK are actively moving forward“said at the time the North American deputy spokesperson for the National Security Council, Adrianne Watson.

Uncertainty over possible agreement between Russia and Korea

Although the Korean president confirmed his meeting with Vladimir Putin, Neither of the two governments confirmed the existence of a possible arms treaty in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory. “No, we cannot (confirm it), we have nothing to say on this issue”declared a week ago Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov.

However, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu did declare that they would discuss with North Korea the possibility of organizing joint military exercises: “We discussed it with everyone, including North Korea. Why not? They are our neighbors.”

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea

Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea


The United States has already shown disagreement with the possible treaty and assured that “they would violate the resolutions of the UN Security Council.” “They will pay a price for this in the international community,” said National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Source: Ambito

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