North Korea denies arms supply to Russia
North Korea on Sunday denied Washington’s claims that the Pyongyang regime was supplying arms to Moscow.
As part of a press conference on January 20, White House Security Council spokesman John Kirby released US intelligence footage purportedly showing Russian railcars arriving from North Korea laden with military equipment, including rocket launchers and weapons in Ukraine. Ammunition for the engaged paramilitary group Wagner was included. In the process, the United States qualified Wagner Group.“criminal organization” and announced the transmission of these recordings to the United Nations within the framework of sanctions aimed at Pyongyang.
Quoted by the official KCNA news agency, Kwon Jong-un, director general of the North Korean American Affairs Department, dismissed it “a rumor created from scratch” and warned the United States that they would expose themselves “really undesirable consequences” If they continue to spread it.
trying to malign the image of [la Corée du Nord] To fabricate something that does not exist is a grave provocation which can never be allowed to happen and can only trigger a reaction”, she added. he condemned “a foolish attempt at justification” Future arms shipments to Ukraine by the United States, which on Thursday promised to deliver 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv.
On Friday, Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, also criticized the United States’ promises to send arms to Ukraine, accusing them of “crossing the red line even further”,
Russia, along with China, is one of Pyongyang’s few international allies and has already directly aided the North Korean regime. Apart from Syria and Russia, North Korea is the only country that has recognized the independence of the “People’s Republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk, two pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.
Russia, which is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, has long argued against tough international sanctions against North Korea and called for them to be eased on humanitarian grounds.