Iran Regime Funding North Korea's Malign Missile and Nuclear Programmes
NCRI - Late last week, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised the issue that the Iranian Regime was gifting ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi militias but that’s far from the only present the Iranian Regime is handing out.
They are also sending large amounts of money to North Korea in exchange for missile technology or material, which is incredibly “problematic” according to Emily Landau, a senior research fellow at the Israeli-based Institute for National Security Studies and head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Programme.
She believes that the two rogue states are closely cooperating on not just their ballistic programmes but also their nuclear ones and she isn’t alone.
Matthew Bunn, a nuclear proliferation expert and professor of practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, explains both states see the West as a threat and are working together against a common enemy but this cooperation is no new thing.
He said: “There’s been fairly extensive cooperation on missiles. And in fact, early generations of Iranian missiles were thought to be basically modestly adapted North Korean missiles.”
Now the US, UK, France, and Germany have joined together to condemn the Iranian Regime for continuing its nuclear programme in spite of the 2015 nuclear pact by launching a rocket that was “inherently capable of delivering nuclear weapons” as part of their ‘space’ programme.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that he would drive a dagger through the heart of the Iran-North Korea programme but as of yet, it appears that the dagger has barely broken the skin.
There is no doubt about their collusion, so why not strike now?
Norris criticised the nuclear deal- citing that the money gained by Iran may well be being used to fund North Korea- and stated that this has gone on long enough.
He wrote: “It was beyond asinine for former President Obama to make his disastrous U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran, the crony of North Korea and the largest anti-U.S., anti-Israel and pro-terrorist sponsoring state in the world… Bottom line, the Obama administration emboldened and empowered Iran’s pursuit of nuclear power so its terrorist state could empower little rocket man’s nuclear power and cause the Trump administration to fight both enemies.”
He continued: “When is Washington going to wake up and stop the global cycle insanity of feeding one enemy only to watch it feed another and having the whole situation bite us in the arse?”