Already a subscriber? Make sure to log into your account before viewing this content. You can access your account by hitting the “login” button on the top right corner. Still unable to see the content after signing in? Make sure your card on file is up-to-date.
Russia has expressed intentions to foster stronger ties with North Korea across all sectors amidst speculations from South Korea, Japan, and the US regarding alleged weapons supply from Pyongyang to Moscow.
In response to the allegations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated, “There are many such reports, they are all groundless as a rule, there are no specifics.” Peskov emphasized that such rumors have persisted for a considerable period and the Kremlin finds “no point in commenting on this.” He further declared, “North Korea is our neighbour and we continue and will continue to develop close relations in all areas.” When inquired about recent weapons transactions, Peskov refrained from directly commenting.
This comes in the wake of a summit held between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin back in September. The discussions revolved around military topics, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and potential Russian support for North Korea’s satellite initiatives.