Voice of America News reports: “North Korea on Thursday denied sending weapons to Russia, accusing the United States of spreading rumors about such a sale to tarnish Pyongyang’s image.
U.S. officials earlier this month said Russia was in the process of ‘purchasing millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for use on the battlefield in Ukraine.’
In a statement posted in the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a North Korean defense ministry official rejected the U.S. accusation.
‘We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them,’ said the vice director general of the North Korean defense ministry’s General Bureau of Equipment, according to KCNA.
‘We warn the U.S. to stop making reckless remarks pulling up the DPRK and to keep its mouth shut,’ he added, using an abbreviation for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…”