State Department Threatens Sanctions Over Kim-Putin Meeting 

Kim Jong Un boards a train to Moscow. 

Moscow and Pyongyang have confirmed that a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for this week. Kim boarded his private armored train late Sunday, heading toward the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok. South Korean officials say the official state visit will probably focus on military cooperation. North Korea is likely to offer part of its large stockpile of military ammunition to Russia for its war against Ukraine. 

The State Department said it would be a “huge mistake” for Pyongyang to supply weapons to Russia, and warned that North Korea would “pay a price.” 

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said, “I will remind both countries that any transfer of arms from North Korea to Russia would be in violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.”

He added, “We, of course, have aggressively enforced our sanctions against entities that fund Russia’s war effort, and we will continue to enforce those sanctions and will not hesitate to impose new sanctions appropriately.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of State Antony Blinken to seek God’s guidance as he heads the U.S. diplomatic corps.
  • For U.S. foreign policy advisors to be discerning in their recommendations to the president and his administration.
  • For the president and secretaries of state and treasury as they consider sanctions over the possible military deal between Russia and North Korea.

Sources: Reuters, CNN, Newsmax 


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