12 Sep 2023

North Korea meets Russia: Putin and Kim Jong Un to discuss arms and nuclear tech

International Editor

A meeting of two isolated leaders, usually too afraid of leaving home. North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un left his country by armoured train for the first time in four years to meet President Putin in Eastern Siberia.

Kim stopped off in the Khasan region for meetings with Russian officials, ahead of tomorrow’s main event – a summit of two pariah Presidents at a location yet to be announced.

A glance at the likely agenda: arms for Russia, and nuclear technology for North Korea. A marriage of necessity with China as the matchmaker and the West as concerned bystander.