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North Korea denies weapon supply to Hamas, accuses US of shifting blame for conflict on third countr

Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip in direction of Israel, as seen from close to Israel’s border with Gaza in southern Israel, October 12, 2023- Reuters

North Korea refuted allegations that its weapons have been being utilized by Hamas within the assault on Israel, asserting that such claims, as reported by sure media retailers, have been a part of a Washington-driven effort to shift duty for the battle to a 3rd nation from itself.

Army consultants, earlier this week, advised that pictures from the battle indicated potential use of North Korean weaponry, together with the opportunity of F-7 rocket-propelled grenades by Hamas militants.

Bruce Bechtol, a professor at Angelo State College in Texas with experience in North Korea’s arms gross sales, famous that there have been experiences of Hamas using the F-7 for a number of years.

“This could be new supplies or from previous shipments going back as far as 2009,” he stated, including that in any case the weapons possible took an oblique path to Hamas from North Korea by means of Iran or Syria.

The North’s official KCNA information company known as the claims of its weapons getting used within the assaults “a groundless and false rumour”.

“It is nothing but a bid to shift the blame for the Middle East crisis caused by (the United States’) wrong hegemonic policy onto a third country and thus evade the international criticism focused on the empire of evil,” it stated.

In response to European researchers Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer, the F-7 is well discernible from related RPGs by the purple band across the warhead. Such purple bands are seen in pictures shared by the Israeli Protection Pressure, and different social media accounts.

The F-7, in addition to small numbers of North Korean Bulsae-2 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), have been seen in use by Hamas in 2021 clashes as nicely, the researchers stated on the time.

U.S. Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby on Thursday stated he couldn’t verify the experiences in regards to the supply of the rockets being utilized by Hamas.

The US’ safety technique elsewhere on the planet together with the Korean peninsula is not going to be affected by the Israel-Hamas disaster, Kirby added.

North Korea’s state media earlier this week blamed Israel for inflicting bloodshed in Gaza.

The most recent Israel-Palestinian battle started on the weekend with a shock assault by Hamas, the deadliest by Palestinian militants in Israeli historical past.

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