SEOUL: South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol plans to underline “illicit, harmful” navy dealings between North Korea and Russia on the United Nations on Wednesday (Sep 20), his aides stated, following the 2 international locations’ uncommon summit final week.
Yoon was set to ship a speech to the annual UN Common Meeting after arriving in New York on Monday, simply as North Korean chief Kim Jong Un returned from a week-long journey to Russia, throughout which he and President Vladimir Putin vowed to spice up navy cooperation.
Seoul and Washington have expressed concern that Russia could possibly be attempting to fetch ammunition from the North to shore up its thinning stockpile as a result of its invasion of Ukraine, whereas Pyongyang secures technological support over its nuclear and missile programmes.
In his remarks, Yoon would warn in opposition to any navy commerce between Moscow and Pyongyang and promote South Korea’s efforts to assist Ukraine struggle Russia’s aggression, a presidential official stated.
“He’s anticipated to name the worldwide neighborhood’s consideration to the illicit and harmful nature of navy transactions between Russia and North Korea, and urge a united response from the worldwide neighborhood,” the official informed reporters.