US warns North Korea that it will "pay a price" if it gives weapons to Russia

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Washington, Sep 5 (EFE).- The United States warned North Korea on Tuesday that it "will pay a price in the international community" if it supplies weapons to Russia for the war in Ukraine and asked the country to respect its public commitment to that won't do it.

"Providing weapons to Russia for battlefield use against grain silos and heating infrastructure in major cities as we head into winter to try to conquer another sovereign nation's territory is not going to look good for North Korea and will pay a premium." price for it in the international community," said White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The US representative stressed in a press conference that Pyongyang should respect its public commitment that it will not supply such weapons and assured that Washington will continue to look for opportunities to dissuade the North Koreans from taking that step.

The United States had already denounced last Wednesday that the negotiation between Russia and North Korea for the purchase of weapons is actively advancing and that, if carried out, it would allow Moscow to receive multiple types of ammunition.

The newspapers The New York Times and The Washington Post published this Monday that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, plans to travel to Russia this month to speak with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and seal that exchange.

The Kremlin refused on Tuesday to confirm that possible meeting and in Washington, Sullivan recalled that, although they have information that Jong-un "expects that the discussion will continue, even between leaders and perhaps in person," he cannot "go into details." " about.

In turn, deputy spokesperson for the State Department, Vedant Patel, stressed that the United States "has been incredibly clear about the potential consequences of any country adopting measures that support Russia in advancing its illegal and unjust war." EFE



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