Kirby answered journalists’ questions regarding the allegations of arms talks between North Korea and Russia at the Foreign Press Center in the capital, Washington.
Kirby stated that North Korea “has no information about wholesale sales” on whether or not North Korea is supplying a significant amount of weapons to Russia, adding that Pyongyang “we did not see that it provided large-scale ammunition to the Russian army. We know that it provided Wagner with some rockets and artillery ammunition. This has been the case for months.” it was before.” used the phrase.
John Kirby said that if Moscow and Pyongyang reach an illegal arms deal, he would not hesitate to bring it up.
Noting that the United States did not directly communicate with North Korea on the matter, Kirby stated that the United States was not in active dialogue with its allies on this issue because “there was no agreement between Pyongyang and Moscow regarding weapons.”
Kirby stressed that North Korea’s supply of weapons to Russia would have “results” and would face backlash from the United States and other countries.
The allegation that Russia wants to make a food-for-arms deal with North Korea
The White House claimed in March that it had gathered intelligence showing that Russia wanted to make a food-for-arms deal with North Korea.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on July 29 that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu may have gone to North Korea to buy weapons.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan warned yesterday that North Korea would “pay the price” if it supplies arms to Russia.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia this month and will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “provide more weapons for Moscow in the war in Ukraine, and in different areas,” The New York Times reported, citing US officials. It was suggested that they would meet “to discuss the possibilities of military cooperation”.