Dr. Bashar and comrade Kim, passion and revenge

Mashari Althaydi
Mashari Althaydi
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North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decided to visit “wise leader of outstanding political caliber” Kim Jong-Un. This generous description of the Korean leader was made by Bashar himself, according to the news agency of comrade Kim.

US President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with the “wise” comrade Kim in Singapore on June 12 after some bumps faced the upcoming historical summit. North Korea is just like the Khomeinist Iran and the Syrian Assad regime.

They are evil states or regimes that spread chaos and sponsor terrorism and that do not hesitate to use any prohibited weapons to target their rivals and eradicate civilians. Pyongyang ranks first on the technological level in the summit of evil because it is a nuclear state that has fiercely invested in developing ballistic missiles.

According to UN reports, North Korea had provided the murderous Syrian regime with weapons, technologies and material that could be used for Bashar’s chemical arsenal.

Bashar’s attempt to ride Pyongyang’s boat to end his international isolation is like “escaping out of the frying pan into the fire!”

Mashari Althaydi

The regime of comrade Kim has a friendly relation with Tehran. North Korean “nuclear” and missiles’ experts have for years visited Tehran’s nuclear and missiles’ warehouses and camps. There is mutual flirtation between the two regimes.

A UN report issued in February accused North Korea of sending 40 shipments of material that could be used in chemical weapons between 2012 and 2015. The New York Times quoted a UN report as saying that experts in manufacturing missiles from Pyongyang were seen in Syrian facilities that manufacture weapons.

The American Wall Street Journal said a governmental military research institution in Syria paid money to North Korea via a series of front companies. A report published in September 2017 said reports that there is military cooperation between North Korea and Syria are being investigated.

‘Unforgivable hostile act’

When American battleships targeted the Shayrat Airbase in April 2017 as per President Trump’s orders to punish the regime for using chemical weapons against civilians, North Korea described the attack as an “unforgivable hostile act.”

Therefore, Bashar’s attempt to ride Pyongyang’s boat to end his international isolation is like “escaping out of the frying pan into the fire!”

Let comrade Kim save himself, his regime and his economy first then he can save the isolated and outcast comrade Bashar.

Washington is clear and despite the anticipated summit between Trump and Kim, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said few days ago: “North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps.”

In this case, will these maneuvers benefit the Syrian regime?

This article is also available in Arabic.

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.

Disclaimer: Views expressed by writers in this section are their own and do not reflect Al Arabiya English's point-of-view.
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