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US says North Korea shipping weapons to Russia via Middle East

The White House said it will consult with allies on next steps, including at the United Nations.

North Korea has begun covertly shipping artillery shells for Russia to use in Ukraine, the White House announced on Wednesday, in what US officials described as a sign of Moscow’s increasing reliance on outside support for its war effort.

White House National Security Council coordinator John Kirby said that Pyongyang is attempting to conceal the intent of the shipments “by funneling them through other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.”

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