U.S. Official Denies Knowledge of North Korea-Hamas Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a recent press briefing, John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, dismissed any indications of military cooperation between North Korea and the Hamas militant group. This statement comes in the wake of a report from Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) confirming the use of North Korean-made arms by Hamas.

According to Yonhap News Agency, no evidence suggests a military alliance between the two entities. The NIS had earlier validated a Voice of America report stating that Hamas utilized a North Korean F-7 rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Kirby, while acknowledging North Korea's military ties with Russia, emphasized close monitoring of these relationships by the U.S., especially regarding evasion of sanctions and arms dealings. The White House is particularly watchful of military benefits accruing to both North Korea and Russia from their cooperation. Kirby revealed that North Korea supplied several missiles to Russia, some of which were deployed against Ukrainian targets.

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