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North Korea says Kim and Putin’s defense pact permits all available means to assist each other if either nation attacked

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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Kristina Kormilitsyna/Sputnik/AP

North Korea and Russia have pledged to use all available means to provide immediate military assistance in the event the other is attacked, according to the text of a new landmark defense pact agreed by the two autocratic nations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed the new strategic partnership agreement Wednesday in Pyongyang during a rare state visit by the Russian leader who described the deal as a “new level” in bilateral relations.

The pact, which comes against the backdrop of Putin’s grinding war against Ukraine, is the most...

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