North Korea Using Ties With Russia to Boost Standing With China

Voice of America News reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is using his renewed diplomatic engagement and arms dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to enhance his position with China as the three socialist countries move to counter the U.S., according to analysts.

North Korea vowed Tuesday to continue its military cooperation with Russia despite international objections voiced at meetings on conventional weapons at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

‘The DPRK will further develop traditional relations of friendship and cooperation with the Russian Federation and other independent sovereign countries,’ said North Korea’s U.N. Representative Kim In Chul. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is North Korea’s official name…”

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