Senior North Korean and Iranian officials have an upcoming meeting on the heels of a nuclear test by Pyongyang, according to senior Trump administration officials and other sources. They are and have been colluding on the development of nuclear weapons and ICBM development.
This is a long-standing relationship of sharing dangerous intel and materials. Wikileaks have published cables outlining the intense mutual involvement as far back as 2009. Their ties in general go back to the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.
Kim Yong Nam, the head of North Korea’s parliament, reportedly arrived in Iran on Thursday for a high-profile meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that is likely to center around Tehran’s quest for technology and North Korea’s need for hard currency and financial assets.
The U.S. provided the funding and the business opportunities that have enriched Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.
It’s not unreasonable to say the U.S. gave them the financial backing under the deluded view that if we’re nice to them, they will want to be Capitalists.
Since Barack Obama gave them billions and opened them up to commerce in the world, Iran is flush with cash.
Pyongyang is said to be stockpiling illicit nuclear material on Iran’s behalf in order to help the Islamic Republic skirt restrictions implemented under the landmark nuclear deal.
In order to comply with the nuclear agreement, Iran outsourced much of its nuclear technology to North Korea, according to multiple sources, who pointed to evidence of a key 2015 meeting between the two countries surrounding the nuclear portfolio.
Iran also has opened ballistic missile factories in Syria with the help of Russia and North Korea, according to regional reports.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the National Security Subcommittee, told the Free Beacon that the increased ties are cause for concern, particularly in light of Iran’s renewed economic success.
“Given that Kim Jong Un is a plump, immature kid who only rules because of accident of birth, it is not clear that he can, through traditional means, be deterred from commencing an attack against the United States using his nuclear arsenal,” DeSantis told the Free Beacon. “What is completely clear is that Kim is willing to transfer nuclear technology to, and assist with nuclear development for, rogue regimes such as Iran.”
“Thanks to the Obama-Khamenei nuclear deal, Iran is flush with cash and has the capacity to be a willing buyer for nuclear material,” DeSantis said. “This represents a major threat to the United States and should be taken seriously.”
Israeli officials also have warned that North Korea’s latest test is a boon to Iran’s own nuclear program.
“The international response, led by the U.S., to the North Korean regime’s provocations, sheds light on how it will behave toward the Iranian regime on their nuclear efforts in the near future,” Moshe Ya’alon, a former Israeli defense minister, tweeted. “Although the nuclear test is not our issue, the tension should concern us.”
The Obama administration took little action during its time in office to thwart this growing alliance, leading to increased nuclear ties between Iran and North Korea, multiple sources said. Yet, he left a condescending Inauguration letter for President Trump, suggesting he keep the “international order”.
Iranian officials and scientists have been spotted at several of North Korea’s key nuclear test, fueling speculation that the two countries are in close contact on the issue.
There are those who are insisting we negotiate a North Korean deal similar to the god-awful Iran deal which has left us with such a very great challenge. “The cost for American national security is staggering,” said one expert.
Watch North Korea to see our future with Iran. You don’t need a crystal ball or above-average intelligence to figure it out.