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Russia Suggests a joint naval drill with North Korea and China

According to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on Monday, which cited South Korea’s intelligence agency. The defense minister of Russia has suggested to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that both nations perform a naval practice with China.

Sergei Shoigu, the Russian minister of defense, met Kim on his July visit to North Korea for the country’s “Victory Day” celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

They went to a defense show where North Korea displayed its outlawed ballistic missiles, according to North Korean official media at the time.

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Yonhap stated, without going into further detail, that Shoigu had suggested a three-way naval drill to Kim during his visit.

According to Yonhap, the National Intelligence Service of South Korea informed the National Assembly that Shoigu seemed to have met Kim in secret to agree to a significant military buildup.

Although North Korea has denied having any “arms dealings” with Russia, Russia and North Korea have recently urged greater military relations.

Shoigu attempted to sell artillery ammo to Russia on his visit to North Korea, according to John Kirby, the national security spokesman for the White House, who said this at a press briefing last month.

“The US recently imposed penalties on three organizations it claimed had engaged in military transfers between Russia and North Korea.”

North Korea has tested different missiles and nuclear weapons six times since 2006, but it seldom engages in military drills with its neighbors.

Regular military drills are conducted by the United States and its ally, South Korea, which North Korea has decried as preparing for war against it.

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