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NK Rocket Man and Iranian Ayatollahs getting comfy....

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by 917601, Dec 4, 2017 at 6:59 PM.



  1. 917601

    917601 Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    POLICYWATCH 2895

    High-Level Contacts Between North Korea and Iran Hint at Deeper Military Cooperation
    Jay Solomon

    Also available in العربية

    November 27, 2017


    Pyongyang has emerged as a critical partner in Tehran's 'Axis of Resistance,' and officials warn that their joint efforts may extend to weapons of mass destruction.

    High-level meetings between North Korean and Iranian officials in recent months are stoking concerns inside the U.S. government about the depth of military ties between the two American adversaries. In September, President Trump ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a fresh review of any potential bilateral nuclear collaboration. Yet officials in Washington, Asia, and the Middle East who track the relationship indicate that Pyongyang and Tehran have already signaled a commitment to jointly develop their ballistic missile systems and other military/scientific programs.

    North Korea has vastly expanded its nuclear and long-range missile capabilities over the past year, developing intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially target the western United States with nuclear warheads. Over the same period, U.S. intelligence agencies have spotted Iranian defense officials in Pyongyang, raising the specter that they might share dangerous technological advances with each other. "All of these contacts need to be better understood," said one senior U.S. official working on the Middle East. "This will be one of our top priorities."

    SUSPICIOUS MEETINGS
    In early August, Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's number two political leader and head of its legislature, departed Pyongyang amid great fanfare for an extended visit to Iran. The official reason was to attend the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani, but the length of the visit raised alarm bells in Washington and allied capitals. North Korean state media said the trip lasted four days, but Iranian state media said it was ten, and that Kim was accompanied by a large delegation of other top officials.

    Kim had last visited Tehran in 2012 to attend a gathering of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Cold War-era body composed of developing nations that strived to be independent of Washington and the Kremlin. Yet he skipped most of the events associated with that conference, instead focusing on signing a bilateral scientific cooperation agreement with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. According to U.S. intelligence officials, that pact looked very similar to the one Pyongyang inked with Syria in 2002; five years later, Israeli jets destroyed a building in eastern Syria that the United States and UN believe was a nearly operational North Korean-built nuclear reactor. Notably, one of the Iranian officials who attended the 2012 gathering with Kim was Atomic Energy Organization chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, who was sanctioned by Washington and the UN for his alleged role in nuclear weapons development.

    Similarly, Kim's latest trip focused on more than just lending support to Rouhani, according to North Korean and Iranian state media. Kim and Vice Foreign Minister Choe Hui-chol inaugurated their country's new embassy in Tehran, a symbol of deepening ties between the two governments. They also held a string of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders, many from countries that have been significant buyers of North Korean weapons in recent decades (e.g., Zimbabwe, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Namibia). The Trump administration has been intensifying diplomatic pressure on all these countries to cut their economic and military ties with Pyongyang in response to the regime's barrage of nuclear and missile tests this year...."

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/...rth-korea-and-iran-hint-at-deeper-military-co
     
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    the_shootist The war is here on our doorstep! Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Kim is a CIA puppet. The global war machine is hungry and the CIA is only too happy to oblige
     
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    Yeah right. You give our CIA way to much credit, and all our alphabet agencies. By your way of thinking, we must have huge numbers of Korean speaking, malnourished, disease ridden undercover agents all over the country blending in and doing miracles in a country where we have no embassy,consulate, or safe houses for them to " upload" their intelligence and collect their paycheck, same same with Iran.....wow, good to know you have it all figured out.
     
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    NK Rocket Man should be referred to as "NK Rocket Boy". Just saying!
     
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