Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is expected to push North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un on the latter’s human rights record when the two leaders meet later this month.
Sources close to Assad said say the Syrian ruler hopes to establish closer ties between the countries, but would not turn a blind eye to the suffering of North Korea’s people.
“Any true partnership between our nations will include a mutual respect for human rights and international norms,” one Syrian diplomat told The Mideast Beast. “We are happy to help the Kim regime establish a true democracy, where all citizens have political rights and due process.”
After learning of Assad’s demands, Kim told advisors he is having second thoughts about the meeting.
“All I want is to find one leader who loves me just the way I am and won’t fuss about labor camps or elections,” Kim said. “Is it too late to un-cancel the Trump meeting?”