Ryabkov: there is nothing in relations with the DPRK that contradicts international law

The US and its allies may try to hinder the development of ties between Moscow and Pyongyang, but there is nothing in the interaction that contradicts international law, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

“We do nothing in our interaction with Pyongyang that would not fit into the norms of international law. By and large, agreements of this kind are a classic of the genre,” he told RIA Novosti.

According to Ryabkov, the document clearly spells out the parameters of mutual assistance.

On 19 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Russia and the DPRK.

Putin also admitted Russia’s military-technical cooperation with the DPRK.