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All Muslims And Moustazafeen Must Stand With The Anti-Zionist State Of The DPRK Against US-‘Israeli’ Aggression

by Jonathan Azaziah

Long live the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)! In the wake of the recent bellicosity against the Korean people by the Trump regime, all Muslims and Moustazafeen (oppressed people) generally should be standing with this frontline resistance state against any and all forms of aggression thrown at it by the American-‘Israeli’ Imperium. While the Zionist media will tell you that Kim Jong-un is a “mad dictator” who runs “slave labor camps” and that the DPRK itself is a “hermit kingdom” which “threatens global security”, such ignorant and baseless remarks are nothing but mere bursts of hasbara designed to obfuscate the roots of the “crisis” with the DPRK both past and present. The DPRK is nowhere near a dictatorship but a revolutionary socialist democracy which is led by the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) that has a membership of millions and which strives to implement its resistance project, the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland (DFRF). Kim Jong-un is simply the leader of it. And while the WPK is certainly dominant, several parties work alongside it to govern the DPRK. Continue reading All Muslims And Moustazafeen Must Stand With The Anti-Zionist State Of The DPRK Against US-‘Israeli’ Aggression

DPRK upgraded tanks still in use on Syrian battlefield

by Joost Oliemans and Stijn Mitzer, NK News

As the now almost four-year-long Syrian Civil War continues, the full extent of North Korea’s influence in Syria remains seen every day.

Pyonygang and Damascus’ warm relations have led Syria to make several acquisitions of North Korean weaponry in the past. While the Syrian Civil War rages on, the Assad regime, the Islamic State and other factions continue to use much of this equipment in the conflict.

Perhaps the most notable impact of the DPRK’s arms industry on Syria can be found in Syria’s once enormous tank fleet. Namely, the DPRK upgraded hundreds of Soviet-made T-54 and T-55 tanks for Syria in the late ’70s and early ’80s, with some even seeing use in the 1982 Lebanon War.

Although the entire T-54 fleet (including the examples upgraded by North Korea) was presumably retired years ago, the T-55s certainly were not and nowadays a tank spotted in the northern half of Syria shows marks of the DPRK’s military influence more often than not. The T-54s themselves were stored in depots for most of the civil war, but as more and more armor has been destroyed and shortages grow, an increasing number are being brought back into service. Continue reading DPRK upgraded tanks still in use on Syrian battlefield