September 12, 2017
Egypt is reportedly severing ties with North Korea, cutting down Pyongyang’s short list of allies.
During a visit to Seoul Monday, Egypt’s Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi told South Korea’s Song Young-Moo they have cut all ties with Pyongyang, and will cooperate with South Korea if Kim Jong-Un threatens peace.
This announcement follows the U.S.’s decision to suspend nearly $300 million in aid for Egypt.
While the U.S. claimed it withheld funds for human rights concerns, many speculate it was a strategy to indirectly pressure North Korea to terminate its nuclear program.