US Says North Korea Will ‘Pay a Price’ If It Supplies Arms to Russia

Top U.S. official says that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu likely traveled to Pyongyang in late July “to ask for weapons” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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  • North Korea will “pay a price” if it supplies weapons to Russia for use against Ukraine, a top U.S. official said Tuesday, as Washington observed arms negotiations between the two countries.
  • National security advisor Jake Sullivan said there has been no indication that North Korea is actively supplying munitions to Russia but that arms negotiations between the two countries are “actively advancing.”
  • “I can’t get into all the details of what we know. But at the broad parameters, that is what we are seeing: ongoing discussions and discussions where we have information that the leadership of North Korea sees this as potentially leading to leader-level engagement,” he told reporters.

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