When the going gets tough, alliances could crop up against common enemies. At least, that’s what’s happening with Russia and the rest of the nations the United States is against with. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly reached out to Russia’s Vladimir Putin in hopes of creating friendlier ties. Will North Korea and Russia annihilate the United States?
North Korean to Join Russia
The North Korean leader has sent a friendly message to Putin stating his willingness to develop better ties between the two nations. Consequently, Putin will be meeting with South Korea’s president next month as Russia will try to boost trade relations with Seoul.
However, even if Russia is seeking for something else in the talks, it is likely that the two countries will discuss the tensions between the North and South, since U.S. and China are also concerned about the matter. Previously, Russia has been considered a strong supporter of North Korea.
“I express belief that the relations of friendship and cooperation between the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and Russia forged in the hard struggle against the common enemy would invariably develop in line with the aspiration and desire of the peoples of the two countries,” Newsweek quoted Kim in his message where he used Pyonyang’s official name for North Korea.
“Taking myself of this opportunity, I wish you success in your work and your people wellbeing and prosperity.”
Russia Bombs Syria
Nonetheless, Russia is making headlines not just with its political moves but also its military acts. Russia has reportedly brought rain on rebels as jets took off from their Iranian air force base. According to Al Jazeera, it is believed that it is the first time Russia struck targets in Syria from its base in Iran. The United States sees this development as unfortunate.
“It’s unfortunate but not surprising,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner.
“It speaks to a continuation of a pattern we’ve seen of Russia continuing to carry out air strikes, now with Iran’s direct assistance, … that predominantly target moderate Syrian opposition forces.”