North Korea on Monday refuted claims published by the UK Telegraph that Pyongyang negotiated an arms deal with the Palestinian resistance and denied responsibility for supporting Hezbollah with rockets.
“This is utterly baseless sophism and sheer fiction let loose by the U.S. to isolate the DPRK internationally,” the North Korean Foreign Ministry said.
“Lurking behind this propaganda is a sinister intention of the U.S. to justify its criminal acts of backing Israel driven into a tight corner by its recent unethical killings in the Gaza Strip of Palestine,” It added.
US federal judge claimed that North Korea had provided Hezbollah with sophisticated weaponry. The Telegraph also quoted ’western security sources’ as saying that Hamas may have already made an initial down payment to procure weapons and communications equipment on a deal claimed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.