April 23, 2024
Analysis

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

Pyongyang's sole focus on survival virtually ensures North Korean weapons will continue to be found in the hands of those bent on Israel’s destruction

Pyongyang has fewer foreign embassies than many other capitals, but the DPRK’s showcase city is home to one that even Washington lacks: Palestine.

Since the early 1960s, North Korea has staunchly supported the establishment of a Palestinian state. From training Palestinian militants in the 1970s, to helping Hezbollah build underground tunnels into Israel in the mid-2000s, North Korea has maintained an active presence in the Middle East.

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