United States and South Korea Condemn Russia and North Korea’s Military Cooperation: Urging Responsible Actions from Moscow
The United States and South Korea Warn Russia and North Korea on Military Cooperation
The United States and South Korea have expressed their concerns over Russia and North Korea’s military cooperation, emphasizing that both countries will face consequences for their actions. South Korea’s deputy foreign minister called on Russia to act responsibly as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Unusual Summit Meeting between Moscow and Pyongyang
The leaders of Russia and North Korea recently held a summit meeting, which raised eyebrows and sparked worries among global powers. The Expanded Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG), consisting of defense officials and diplomats from allied nations, convened in Seoul to discuss the potential implications of this meeting. Speculations emerged about a potential arms deal between North Korea and Russia.
Key Figures in the Meeting
The meeting was chaired by South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Chang Ho-jin and Deputy Defense Minister Shin Beom Chol. The United States sent a delegation led by Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker.
Violation of UN Security Council Resolutions
Seoul and Washington strongly condemned the military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, highlighting that it goes against UN Security Council resolutions. Bonnie Jenkins, during a press conference after the meeting, stated that any arms transfer between the two countries would be considered a violation. She also warned that a nuclear attack by North Korea on the United States or its allies would be deemed unacceptable and lead to the end of the regime.
Positive Meeting between Putin and Kim Jong Un
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had a highly anticipated meeting in far eastern Russia. Kim expressed his desire to strengthen the relationship with Russia and expressed his support for Putin’s decisions. Putin described the meeting as productive.