Washington — The White House shared on Wednesday that there’s fresh info suggesting Russia and North Korea are seriously diving into talks about getting more weapons. This move aims to help Putin in his actions against Ukraine.
John Kirby, the guy speaking for the National Security Council, mentioned that Putin and Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, sent letters to each other. They’re talking about teaming up even more. Not long ago, Russia’s Defense bigwig, Sergei Shoigu, visited North Korea. His goal? To see if they’d sell some heavy-duty ammo to Russia, Kirby added.
After that visit, some other Russians went to North Korea to chat more about weapons. Kirby hinted that big talks might keep going in the future. He didn’t spill the beans on where the U.S. got this juicy info.
If they agree, North Korea might hand over loads of different weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine, Kirby mentioned.
Kirby pointed out that deals like this between North Korea and Russia would break some big U.N. rules. ” Any arms deal between the DPRK and Russia would directly violate a number of U.N. Security Council resolutions,” he said. ” We’re continuing to monitor this situation closely. And we urge the DPRK to cease its arms negotiations with Russia and abide by the public commitments that Pyongyang has made to not provide or sell arms to Russia.”
At the U.N. base, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield voiced the same thoughts on Wednesday.
“We cannot — and we will not — stay silent as we receive more information that Russia continues to turn to rogue regimes to try to obtain weapons and equipment in order to support its brutal war of aggression,” she shared.