North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has spoken out in support of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad after a US-led coalition launched a strike on chemical weapons factories in retaliation for an alleged gas attack on the city of Douma.   North Korea’s state news agency KCNA reported leader Kim Jong-un had congratulated dictator Bashar Assad for the “big achievements” he made to defend Syria’s sovereignty despite the recent coalition missile strike.

The United States alongside the UK and France unleashed a bombing on chemical weapons’ factories in response to a reported chemical attack on the city of Douma on April 7.  KCNA said: “Kim Jong-un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Tuesday.  “In the message, Kim Jong-un extended warm congratulations to the Syrian president on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the independence of the country. READ MORE