US Gov is Freaking Out About Russia & North Korea New Arms Talks
The Biden regime has recently warned about “actively advancing” arms discussions between Russia and North Korea after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu traveled to Pyongyang on a mission to discuss broadening military ties between the nuclear-armed powers. Per a US intelligence report that National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby made public on August 30, 2023 the discussions between North Korea and Russia have reached a new level.
Following the visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, exchanged letters “pledging to increase bilateral co-operation”, Kirby stated. He also noted that another group of Russian officials visited Pyongyang for additional discussions about an arms deal. Russia is allegedly making an attempt to acquire supplies of ammunition as it tries to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive, Kirby reported. Thus far, the much-hyped counter-offensive has largely been a dud.
He also noted that Russia is looking for more raw materials for its defense industrial base.
Kirby continued: “What we’re seeing in this counteroffensive is it’s a gunfight and both sides are blazing away with artillery, so we know that artillery is one of [Russia’s requests].” The national security spokesman also noted that Russia is in search of other weaponry
This recent warning comes after the US government previously asserted that North Korea had supplied infantry rockets and missiles to Russia in 2022 to be used by the Wagner Group private military company. The US also claimed that the Russians and North Koreans are negotiating a deal that could involve Russia receiving weapons in exchange for sending food and other commodities to North Korea.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the North Koreans have sought more intimate ties with the Russians. Russia has increased its grain shipments to North Korea in 2023 as reports of rampant food shortages emerged after North Korean authorities shut down the country in response to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
As a response to the growing military relationship between Russia and North Korea, the US has imposed sanctions and export controls on individuals and entities connected to arms trading between the two nations. Kirby stated: “Export controls and sanctions are very much targeted at trying to eliminate Russia’s ability to have those kinds of raw materials and basic ingredients to provide to their military manufacturing capability.” He continued: “We urge the [North Korea] 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.”
Russia’s and North Korea’s relationship will only grow stronger due to their shared hostility towards the US, which has routinely sanctioned them and has attempted regime change ventures against both nations. This is just one of many alliances that will grow stronger in this new era of multipolarity.