CIA Watching for Iranian Nuclear Collaboration with North Korea


kim-jong-un-north-koreaThe CIA and proliferation experts are concerned that Tehran may outsource parts of its nuclear and missile programs to the secretive regime in North Korea. CIA Director John Brennan acknowledged this week that his agency is monitoring whether Iran may try to assist its clandestine nuclear program with help from North Korea, or by colluding with Pyongyang toward the secret purchase and transfer of nuclear weapons for Tehran.

Experts say the Iran nuclear deal carries no prohibition against North Korea performing Iran’s nuclear arms research.

Larry Niksch, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in July: “North Korea may receive upwards of $2 to $3 billion annually from Iran for the various forms of collaboration between them.”

{Andy Newscenter}