April 17, 2024

North Korea will ‘pay a price’ for arms sales to Russia, top US official says

Remarks follow reports of looming meeting between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin, which White House didn’t confirm

A top U.S. official warned North Korea will “pay a price” if it sells weapons to Russia on Tuesday, following reports that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un will soon meet Vladimir Putin for arms talks.

During a press briefing at the White House, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan repeated claims from a joint statement last week that negotiations between the two countries on North Korean weapons sales to Russia for the war in Ukraine were “actively advancing.”

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.