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RF's deal with DPRK may cause friction between Pyongyang and Beijing

Jun 24, 2024

The new strategic partnership agreement that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un could potentially cause friction between North Korea and China, which has long been the country's main ally, said the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Air Force General C.K. Brown.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Reuters.

"We have somebody else pushing us right now, so that might cause a little bit more friction between China and Russia. So it will be interesting to see how those three countries play out," the general told reporters during overseas meetings.

Brown acknowledged U.S. concerns about the deal, but he also tempered the assessment, noting the deal's obvious limitations and doubting Moscow would give North Korea “everything” it wants.

"My take on the deal is that it was a broad, non-binding deal that gives you an indication that they want to work together but don't want to tie their hands," Brown said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 24/06/2024

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