North Korea's Top Military Chief Meets with Cuba's Armed Forces Chief

Created: 2013-07-01 02:41 EST

Category: World > South America
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 North Korea's hardline military chief Kim Kyok-sik met with the Cuba's armed forces chief, General Leopoldo Cintas Frias, in Havana on Sunday (June 30).

 
The four-star general, in his 70s, has been in Cuba since Friday on an official visit to strengthen ties between the allies.
 
Kim Kyok-sik visited military installations and held talks with top Cuban government officials.
 
North Korea, along with Cuba, is one of the world's last communist countries. Over the past year, it has been ratcheting up pressure on neighbour South Korea. Relations have been strained with China and it threatened to bomb the United States.
 
In April, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned ally North Korea against war as tensions on the Korean Peninsula rose.
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