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    North Korea Slams US Over Decision to Send Tanks to Ukraine

    North Korea Slams US Over Decision to Send Tanks to Ukraine

    , South — North Korea condemned on Friday the decision by the United States to supply with advanced battle tanks to help fight off Russia's invasion, saying is escalating a sinister “proxy war” aimed at destroying Moscow.

    The comments by the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un underscored the country's deepening alignment with Russia over the war in Ukraine as it confronts the United States and its Asian allies over its own growing nuclear weapons and missiles program.

    North Korea has blamed the United States for the crisis in Ukraine, insisting that the West's “hegemonic policy” forced Russia to take military action to protect its security interests.

    It has also used the distraction created by the war to accelerate its own weapons development, test-firing more than 70 missiles in 2022 alone, including potentially nuclear-capable weapons believed able to target South Korea and the U.S. mainland.

    The United States has accused North Korea of sending large supplies of artillery shells and other ammunition to Russia to support its offensive in Ukraine, although the North has repeatedly denied the claim.

    Kim Yo Jong's comments, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, came after U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the United States will send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, reversing months of arguments by Washington that they were too difficult for…

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