Saturday, August 12, 2017

Why Iran’s Watching Trump Like A Hawk In North Korea Crisis

President Donald Trump’s handling of the North Korean nuclear crisis has far reaching implications for the Islamic Republic of Iran and the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran and North Korea have cooperated in their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in the past and are both rogue regimes aligned against the west. Iran, however, entered into the 2015 nuclear deal with a U.S.-led international coalition, which prohibits its pursuit of a nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief. The U.S. believes Iran is technically complying with the nuclear deal but continues to protest the regime’s malign activity in the Middle East.
REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo
North Korea conversely has largely been impervious to international sanctions and continued its nuclear program for nearly two decades. The U.S. intelligence community now believes “North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday citing a recent intelligence assessment. The intelligence community’s assessment may mean North Korea is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the U.S. mainland.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: