Voice of America News reports: “North Korea on Monday slammed South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for criticizing its cooperation with Moscow following leader Kim Jong Un’s Russia visit, saying it is ‘natural’ and ‘normal’ for neighbors to keep close relations.
Yoon, speaking at the U.N. General Assembly last week, said that if Russia helped North Korea enhance its weapons programs in return for assistance for its war in Ukraine, it would be ‘a direct provocation.’
In a piece carried by KCNA news agency, the North denounced Yoon for ‘malignantly’ slandering its friendly cooperation with Russia, and said Yoon was serving as a ‘loudspeaker’ for the United States.
‘It is quite natural and normal for neighboring countries to keep close relations with each other, and there is no reason to call such practice to account,’ it said…”
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