NORTH KOREA - Kim Visits ‘Comrade’ Putin

Arno Froese

Calling each other “comrade,” the men toasted their friendship after Putin showed Kim around Russia’s most modern space launch facility and they held talks alongside their defense ministers.

The two countries have an interest in demonstrating that, despite their geopolitical isolation, they have partners they can call on. And both seek to weaken U.S.-led sanctions and pressure campaigns, against Russia over the war in Ukraine and against North Korea for its nuclear weapons and missile programs, analysts said.

“Putin and Kim would both gain from a transactional bargain but they would also gain geopolitically by giving off the impression that their nuclear-armed countries are cooperating militarily and sending a warning about potential consequences to America’s allies and like-minded partners that support Ukraine,” said Duyeon Kim, of the Center for a New American Security., 14 September 2023

Arno's Commentary

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country has become more isolated than ever. And North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is the leader of an isolated country with little to no connection to the so-called West, under the dominance of the USA.

Mason Richey, a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, stated: “It’s just difficult for me to imagine that Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin can trust each other enough for a real long term concerted alliance formation.” 

What will be the outcome? Any prognosis based on personal and one-sided opinion, will result in the failure of such.

When the disciples asked Jesus, “When shall these things be?” He first made a profound statement: “Take heed that ye be not deceived” (Luke 21:7-8). In Matthew 24, Jesus gave the same answer to the disciples, and then makes the infamous prophecy: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places” (verses 6-7).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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