The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinkenattacked this Wednesday at the UN against the closeness between Russia and North Korea, and warned of possible military support from Pyongyang a Russia for the war in Ukraine.
During a session of Security Council to address the Ukrainian conflict on the occasion of the UN General AssemblyBlinken criticized last week’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whom he called a “dictator.”
“Putin said they discussed ways to cooperate militarily and Kim expressed his unconditional support for Russia in the war. A shipment of weapons between Moscow and Pyongyang would violate multiple resolutions of this Council,” he said.
Minutes before the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, left the session and while the head of American diplomacy gave his speech, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrovarrived at the Council waiting for his turn to speak.
Blinken said that it is “difficult to find a country that despises the principles of the United Nations more” than Russia, a State that is also a “permanent member of the Council” and therefore has the right of veto, he recalled.