Egypt Announces that It Has Cut Military Ties with North Korea

It looks like the Trump administration was able to get one less client of North Korea’s arms sales.  The Egyptians in the past have bought ballistic missiles from the North Koreans:

Egypt’s then Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Sedki Sobhi attends a Sept. 20, 2013, event in Cairo. South Korea’s news agency said Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017, that Sobhi, Egypt’s defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced his country has cut military ties with North Korea.

Egypt’s defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government of the agency’s report, but Cairo has come under mounting pressure in recent weeks to sever ties with North Korea as the United States seek to curb Pyongyang’s efforts to develop long-range nuclear weapons.

Last month Washington cut or delayed nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt over its human rights record and its ties with Pyongyang.  [Stars & Stripes]

You can read more at the link.

GIKorea

GIKorea

I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
  
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz