Skip to comments.Iran Is Progressing Towards Nuclear Weapons Via North Korea
Posted on 04/28/2017 9:42:43 AM PDT by gattaca
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This analysis argues that Iran is steadily making progress towards a nuclear weapon and is doing so via North Korea. Iran is unwilling to submit to a years-long freeze of its military nuclear program as stipulated by the July 2015 Vienna Nuclear Deal. North Korea is ready and able to provide a clandestine means of circumventing the deal, which would allow the Iranians to covertly advance that nuclear program. At the same time, Iran is likely assisting in the upgrading of certain North Korean strategic capacities....
All in all, a major consequence of the VND is that the Obama administration shot the US in the foot. It is expected that the terms of the VND and the abundance of money transacted as a result with Iran about US$150 billion will substantially facilitate the advancement of the NW and ballistic missile programs of both Iran and NK.
The chronology, contents, and features of the overt interface between Iran and NK mark an ongoing evolutionary process in terms of weapons technologies at the highest strategic level. The two countries have followed fairly similar nuclear and ballistic courses, with considerable, largely intended, reciprocal technological complementarity. The numerous technological common denominators that underlie the NW and ballistic missile programs of Iran and NK cannot be regarded as coincidental. Rather, they likely indicate in conjunction with geopolitical and economic drives a much broader degree of undisclosed interaction between Tehran and Pyongyang.
The current Iranian-NK interface, which appears to be fully active, presumably serves as a productive substitute for the Iranian activities prohibited by the VND. It enables Iran, in other words, to continue its pursuit of NW. If not strictly monitored by the western intelligence communities, this cooperation might take the shape of conveyance from NK to Iran of weapons-grade fissile material, weaponry components, or, in a worst-case scenario, completed NW. To an appreciable degree, Iran is simultaneously assisting in the upgrading of NK strategic capacities as well. The Trump administration would be well advised to meticulously and rigidly ascertain that such developments do not take place.
Obama was aware of the collusion between NK and Iran a pass when it came to inspections.
“Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing locked horns over planes that fly between Iran and NK, which should land and be rigorously inspected in China so as to ensure the prevention of NK proliferation of nuclear and missile technology, let alone actual nuclear weapons, to Iran. Sherman charged that this had not been handled with sufficient care by the Obama administration.”
“Obama was aware of the collusion between NK and Iran a pass when it came to inspections.”
Sure he was. He also supports the Muslim Brotherhood.
Wow, 10 year old news finally goes mainstream.
Agreed. Obvious methodology.
Iran right now could build a “gunbarrel” style atomic bomb using enriched uranium-235. Mind you, the yield will probably around only around 13 to 15 KT, though.
Get China to rescind flyover rights to Iran without a stopover (and search). Trump’s such good buddies with Xi now, supposedly.
Why don’t we drop a couple of MOAB’s into Iran’s Nuclear Facility?
And sink every ship
I’m really beginning to think that the socialist-democrats, through obama, valjar, and all of their ilk, are actually working to get the norks and/or iranians to successfully detonate a nuke on US soil.
It would be the perfect crisis event for the socialist-democrats to use to seize power, and begin their revolution. Throw in the mexican/central american la raza invasion, hoards of muslim jihadi “refugees”, BLM/antifa/NBPP/BAMN thugs, anarchist snowflakes, and the soros/globalist backed professional rioters, and you have the recipe for turning the US into zimbabwe, NAZI germany, or venezuela.
And take a wild guess at who wants to be the US version of mugabe, hitler, or chavez/maduro.
There are hundreds of different facilities, some of which are undoubtedly redundant.
MOABs are fantastic weapons for destroying surface and near surface targets (when those near surface targets are open or soft, like caves.
We would need a sustained campaign using MOPs (Massive Ordnance Penetrators), probably over a period of at least a week or 2. Good luck with that - Iran will unleash all of its proxies around the world to reek havoc. We would also likely have at least a few of our pilots downed and captured.
You see, Iran learned from what happened to Iraq at Osirak (when the Israelis bombed Iraq’s one and only facility in 1981) - so they haven’t put all of their eggs in one basket.
I also heard Russia sold Iran surface to air missiles so flying over Iran could be a problem
these are only deliverable by C130. unless the Iranians are asleep, I doubt that they’d permit the mission to go forward.
correction - 2 MOPS can ride on a B-2.
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