Globla Times on rapprochement between Russia and the DPRK: “The US is reaping what it has sown”.
The US actions have contributed to the strengthening of interaction between Moscow and Pyongyang, according to experts quoted by the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since 2019. He held talks at the Vostochny cosmodrome with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to Hu Xijin, former editor-in-chief of the Global Times, following the meeting between the two leaders, cooperation between Russia and North Korea is likely to strengthen and both sides can get what they want from each other.
He noted, Russia was once a member of the G8, and North Korea held summits with the US and South Korea a few years ago. But now “Russia is back to being an adversary of the U.S. and the West,” and North Korea has also returned to being an adversary of the U.S. and South Korea.
“This cannot be attributed solely to the mistakes of Russia and North Korea. To a greater extent, the US has recreated a hostile Russia and a hostile North Korea,” Hu Xijin notes.
Li Haidong, a professor at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, speaking about the deepening ties between Russia and North Korea, notes that the US is “reaping what it has sown” because this closer cooperation “is the result of frequent military exercises between South Korea and the US.”
Chinese military expert Song Zhongping emphasised that US sanctions have not only brought North Korea and Russia closer together, but even “pushed them to establish a strategic alliance”.