White House Says North Korea Providing Artillery Shells For Russia

North Korea attempts to funnel shipments through Middle East, North Africa
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby said the U.S. has information that indicates North Korea is secretly giving Russia a “significant” number of artillery shells.
  • According to Kirby, North Korea is attempting to conceal the shipments by funneling them through Middle Eastern and North African nations.
  • “Just as we’re using every tool and will use every tool to counter the Iranian provision of weapons to Russia, we will do the same when it comes to the DPRK’s provisions of weapons to Russia,” U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said.

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