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North Korea denies U.S. reports it is selling arms to Russia

Added 09-22-22 03:03:02pm EST - “A couple of weeks later, North Korea is angrily denying widely disseminated U.S. intelligence findings that it has agreed to sell large amounts of arms and munitions to Russia in support of President Vladimir Putin's troubled invasion…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “North Korea denies U.S. reports it is selling arms to Russia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A couple of weeks later, North Korea is angrily denying widely disseminated U.S. intelligence findings that it has agreed to sell large amounts of arms and munitions to Russia in support of President Vladimir Putin’s troubled invasion of Ukraine.

Citing declassified intelligence findings, the White House and State Department early this month said Pyongyang had agreed to sell millions of artillery shells and short-range rockets to the Russian military. U.S. officials at the time admitted it was not clear if the shipments from the “potential purchase” had been carried out or whether the munitions were earmarked for the fight in Ukraine.

Even so, the news was widely taken as a sign of the Kremlin’s increasing desperation to sustain its seven-month military invasion of

But an unnamed North Korean defense official told the country’s state-controlled media outlet that the reports were false and there were never any plans to sell military assets to Russia.

“We strongly condemn and sternly warn the U.S. over spreading such anti-[North Korean] rhetoric,” the official told the KCNA news service. “We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them.”

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