The United States has information about secret supplies of North Korean artillery ammunition to Russia. The latter uses it in the war against Ukraine.
Pyongyang tries to make it appear as though the ammunition is being supplied to the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, US State Department spokesman Ned Price stated at a briefing.
He added that the US is going to impose new sanctions against the DPRK, as it was with Iran for supplying Russians with UAVs.
In September, the American newspaper New York Times, citing declassified US intelligence data, wrote that Russia buys millions of artillery shells and missiles from North Korea.
The purchase of arms from the DPRK, which itself has been under sanctions for years, shows that Western sanctions have limited supply chains to Russia and forced the Kremlin to turn to rogue states.
On 7 September, the White House said that Russia could potentially buy millions of munitions from North Korea, but there is no sign that the deal has already been concluded.
North Korea has denied the US intelligence report on arms supplies to Russia. Pyongyang accused Washington of spreading "rumours" against its image.