The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrovhas opened the door to an official visit to North Korea during the month of October, after the recent trip to Russia made by the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-unand the decision of both countries to continue strengthening their bilateral relations.
“In line with what was decided by Kim and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, “We will prepare negotiations in Pyongyang, which could take place next month.”Lavrov said from New York, where he went to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, according to the Russian news agency. TASS.
Kim Jong-un made a week-long official visit to Russia in mid-September, during which he met with Putin and several Russian ministers, including Lavrov. The Pyongyang regime later claimed that this displacement “opens a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations.”
On the table during his meeting with Putin was a possible agreement for the supply of North Korean weapons that raised the alarms of the main international powers, especially the United States, although Moscow stated that the summit ended without any type of military agreement between the parties. .
According to what media outlets such as The New York Timesciting US intelligence sources, Kim would be willing to support Moscow’s war in Ukraine with “millions” of anti-tank missiles and artillery ammunitionwhile Pyongyang would receive in exchange, in addition to food aid, satellite technology or nuclear-powered submarines.
For his part, the Russian president accepted an invitation from the North Korean dictator to visit North Korea, in a sign of the rapprochement between Moscow and Pyongyang. Thus, Lavrov’s visit would aim to pave the way to the summit and advance preparations for this meeting.
The American Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkenattacked days ago at the UN against the growing alliance between Russia and North Korea, and warned of possible military support from the Pyongyang regime to Russia for the war in Ukraine.
During a session of the Security Council to address the Ukrainian conflict on the occasion of the UN General Assembly, Blinken criticized the meeting held on Russian soil by Putin and Kim Jong-un, whom he called a “dictator.”
“Putin said they discussed ways to cooperate militarily and Kim expressed unconditional support for Russia in the war. “A shipment of weapons between Moscow and Pyongyang would violate multiple resolutions of this Council,” he said.
Blinken said it is “hard to find a country that despises the principles of the United Nations more” than Russia.a State that is also a “permanent member of the Council” and therefore has the right to veto, he recalled.
He also accused Moscow of having violated the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity with the invasion of Ukraine, in addition to having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the conflict.
The authorities of South Korea, Japan and the United States have agreed to take a series of measures regarding possible military cooperation between Russia and North Korea.
The South Korean Foreign Minister, Park Chinits Japanese counterpart, Yoko Kamikawa, and Blinken expressed their rejection of a “potential arms agreement” between the parties during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “We underscore the importance of addressing the proliferation of North Korea-related nuclear and missile technologies in the region and beyond,” the parties said, according to a statement from the US State Department.
With information from Europa Press and EFE