(NationRise.com) – North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea during their September 13 meeting in Russia. According to North Korea’s state-controlled news agency KCNA, Kim told the Russian leader that their “closely watched” reunion could “enhance” the bilateral ties between Pyongyang and Moscow. The media outlet also reported that the North Korean dictator expressed his willingness to establish a stable and future-oriented relationship with Russia for the next century.
According to the report, the communist leader was briefed on technical details about Russia’s space vehicles while visiting the country’s Cosmodrome. However, KCNA didn’t mention any technical assistance over military equipment, arms supplies, or even a trade of weapons.
The KCNA report came a couple of hours after different media outlets revealed that Kim offered Putin his full support for Russia’s war against “the West.” In exchange, the Russian leader offered the North Korean dictator full assistance in its troubled satellite program.
South Korean and American officials have expressed deep concerns that the communist leader could provide ammunition and military equipment to Russia, as it has expended vast stocks in its invasion of Ukraine. US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement that Washington was alarmed over this scenario, as it could potentially violate numerous Security Council resolutions of the United Nations.
While both nations have denied these intentions, Putin hinted during a press conference after the meeting that they discussed military cooperation. According to the Kremlin, the meeting between Putin and Kim, as well as discussions with the North Korean delegation, lasted for nearly two hours. In a press conference in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that both leaders also discussed the challenge of sending a North Korean astronaut into space.
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