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Putin and Kim Jong Un vow to protect each other if attacked

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a pact that includes a vow of mutual aid if either country is attacked after a two-hour one-on-one meeting on Wednesday.

The deal, described as a "comprehensive strategic partnership", will replace treaties from 1961 and 2000-2001, Russian state-owned news agency Tass reported.

At a press conference after the signing, Kim called the agreement the "strongest treaty ever" between the two countries.

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