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Russia-North Korea cooperation - South Korea states its intention to act in response

Russia-North Korea cooperation - South Korea states its intention to act in response South Korean President, Yoon Suk Yeol (photo: GettyImages)

South Korea and its allies "will not stand aside" if North Korea receives assistance from Russia to enhance its capabilities in weapons of mass destruction, states South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during his address to the United Nations General Assembly.

"While military strength may vary among countries, by uniting in unwavering solidarity and steadfastly adhering to our principles, we can deter any unlawful provocation," said Yoon Suk Yeol.

He also called for a reform of the UN Security Council, stating that such a call "will gain wide support" if Russia supplies North Korea with information in exchange for weapons.

"It is paradoxical that a permanent member of the UN Security Council, entrusted as the ultimate guardian of world peace, would wage war by invading another sovereign nation and receive arms and ammunition from a regime that blatantly violates UN Security Council resolutions," Yoon Suk Yeol stated.

He further added that if North Korea were to receive information and technology to enhance its nuclear weapons development in exchange for ammunition for Russia, not only Ukraine but also South Korea would be at risk.

Russia-North Korea cooperation

On September 13, the dictators of North Korea and Russia, Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin, met to discuss the strengthening of military cooperation. Kim also spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about this.

Western media have repeatedly reported that during the meeting, the parties may have reached an agreement on the transfer of artillery ammunition to Russia.

Recently, The Economist reported that North Korea supplies Russia with artillery ammunition and Katyusha-type rockets for most of the year.