US Intel Confirms N. Korea Supplied Missiles To Putin

Russian forces fired a missile supplied by North Korea into Ukraine on December 30.

Simultaneously, it seemed that Moscow was also receiving similar armaments from Iran.

The White House National Security Council spokesperson, John Kirby, said all the missile fired on December 30th did was “leave a hole in a field.” He noted that the evaluation of the rockets launched a few days later was ongoing.

He warned that “innocent people would be killed in the process” as a result of Russian missiles fired from North Korea on Ukrainian civilian facilities.

U.S. officials maintain that Iran and Russia have not finalized their deal for more ballistic missiles to be sent to Vladimir Putin.

Kirby highlighted that US concerns over Russia’s acquisition of Iranian short-range ballistic missiles are well-founded. Iranian shipments of attack drones to Russia have reportedly reached the United States.

The UN imposed a weapons embargo on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006.
Russia supported United Nations Security Council resolutions that prohibited the delivery of armaments and other military equipment to North Korea.

In November, South Korean authorities speculated that North Korea may have supplied Russia with SRBMs, artillery and mortar ammunition, rifles, anti-tank and anti-air missiles, and more.

Russia and North Korea both said last year that they would work to improve their military relations despite past denials.

The United States government claims that Russia is relying on North Korea and Iran for the weapons it needs to escalate its confrontation with Ukraine.

In October, U.S. officials said that North Korea had sent more than a thousand containers of defense equipment and weaponry to Russia.

Isolation has ensued between North Korea and Iran as a result of their human rights records and nuclear programs.