September 27, 2023

Kim Jong Un might have canceled Russia visit over failed missile purchase: Report

Rejected proposal to buy S-300 anti-air missile system might be impetus for change of plans

Kim Jong Un might have canceled his visit to Russia due to Moscow's reluctance to sell its anti-aircraft missile system, a Hong Kong-based media outlet reported.

North Korea's Defense Minister Hyun Yong Chol proposed the purchase of four S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system batteries during his visit to Russia last month but Moscow showed reservations, Phoenix TV reported Saturday.