Kim Jong Un back in North Korea after ‘new chapter’ opened with Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un returned home after a six-day visit to Russia and a summit with President Vladimir Putin that ‘opened a new chapter’ in the relationship between the two countries, state media reported on Tuesday.

Kim’s armored train crossed into North Korea at Tumangang Railway Station early Monday morning, according to state-run Korean Central News Agency.

‘Through his visit to the Russian Federation, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un further deepened the comradely fellowship and friendly ties with Russian President Putin and the government and people of Russia,’ KCNA reported.

The trip, Kim’s longest international journey since taking power in 2011, ‘opened a new chapter of the development of the DPRK-Russia relations,’ KCNA added.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea.

Officials in Seoul and Washington have warned that Kim and Putin appear to be pursuing an arms deal to replenish Russia’s dwindling artillery stockpile as its war against Ukraine grinds on.

Kim, meanwhile, is reportedly seeking advanced technology for the North’s space and missile programs. The isolated regime has announced plans for a third attempt at placing a military spy satellite into orbit in October after a pair of failed launches this year…”

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