North Korea’s frightening march to World War 3 just took one more major step.
They are forming a secret alliance with another rogue nation.
And it is the biggest threat yet to Donald Trump.
North Korea already possesses some nuclear missiles.
Experts believe their stockpile ranges from six to 20 nuclear weapons.
Now they are working hand-in-glove with Iran as the Islamic nation is still on the path to developing a nuclear weapon.
“With sanctions and rhetoric, President Donald Trump may be pushing North Korea and Iran closer together. On Wednesday, while in Seoul on his Asia tour, three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups displayed military strength nearby, while Trump gave dire warnings to North Korea’s leader to abandon nuclear weapons. “Do not underestimate us, and do not try us,” Trump said while addressing the National Assembly. It’s a dangerous game of brinkmanship.
In refusing to certify Iranian compliance with the JCPOA — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal — the Trump administration hopes to keep Iran from becoming another nuclear armed adversary state…
…While the opaque nature of the Iranian and North Korean regimes make it difficult for Western analysts to monitor the relationship between them, military ties between the two states go back as far as the 1980s. Iran — then locked in conflict with neighboring Iraq and suffering under an arms embargo — needed missiles. North Korea obliged, supplying Iran with hundreds of Soviet-designed Scud-B and Scud-C ballistic missiles. Iran renamed their new missiles (Shahab-1 and Shahab-2) and used the technology to seed its own ballistic missile research and development.”
Both countries are continuing to work on their ballistic missile program.
North Korea has tested ICBM’s that could reach Alaska and Hawaii and have committed to building missiles that can strike anywhere in the United States.
And they are working with Iran – who is allowed to test missiles as part of Obama’s sell-out nuclear agreement – on the technology.
CNBC also reports:
“As the two nations pursued their own ballistic missile programs independently, they also shared technical information and know-how. While it remains unclear exactly what was shared, there are two key points on which defense analysts are confident. First, emerging Iranian and North Korean missile systems continue to exhibit similar characteristics (the second stage of North Korea’s alleged intercontinental ballistic missile, for instance, looks a lot like one of the upper stages of an Iranian space launch rocket), suggesting some degree of ongoing cooperation. Second, high-ranking Iranian scientists and military officers have reportedly attended and observed many of North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests over the past two decades, underscoring the two regimes’ continued military ties.
“It’s possible they’re just there in the bleachers watching these things for the entertainment, but I doubt it,” says Tom Karako, senior fellow and director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “I suspect when you see high-ranking Iranian officials at a military parade in Pyongyang, or at missile test exercises, they’re not there for the Korean food.”
The extent of the relationship and of the technological collaboration that may be taking place remains difficult to quantify. While it’s known that the two states have historically cooperated on the development of ballistic missile technology — and “we think there’s still quite a bit of back-and-forth on the missile side,” Lewis says — there exists no concrete evidence that their nuclear programs have ever enjoyed the same cozy relationship.
However, it’s not out of the question that some exchange of nuclear know-how has occurred in the past or that it may occur in the future — particularly if both states find themselves increasingly isolated.”
Thanks to Obama’s eight years of inaction on North Korea and the disastrous nuclear agreement with Iran, Pyongyang and Tehran are on the verge of forming a fully fledged nuclear axis of evil.
It’s a two front disaster that Donald Trump is being forced to confront.
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