NoKor's Kim Seeks Advanced Tech From Russia: CNN
As the US government suggests that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may travel to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin for discussions on a potential deal to supply Moscow with weapons for its involvement in Ukraine, Washington, and its allies express concerns about the technology Pyongyang is seeking in return, as reported by Kylie Atwood for CNN.
North Korea is seeking technology from Russia that could advance its satellite and nuclear-powered submarine capabilities. I Photo: thierry ehrmann Flickr
North Korea is seeking technology from Russia that could advance its satellite and nuclear-powered submarine capabilities, according to officials.
Both forms of technology could significantly enhance North Korea’s capabilities in areas that the rogue regime has not fully developed.
Just last month, North Korea's second attempt to launch a spy satellite into orbit failed, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
As of now, North Korea does not possess any nuclear-powered submarines, according to an assessment of their submarines by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a think-tank focused on reducing nuclear threats.
Kim’s potential visit to Russia coincides with growing concerns from the US regarding North Korea’s military assistance to Russia's war effort in Ukraine, a move that would violate US sanctions.
Earlier this month, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on three entities it accused of being involved in arms deals between North Korea and Russia.