N Korea helping Iran with nuclear testing
North Korea is helping Iran to prepare an underground nuclear test similar to the one Pyongyang carried out last year.
Under the terms of a new understanding between the two countries, the North Koreans have agreed to share all the data and information they received from their successful test last October with Teheran's nuclear scientists.North Korea provoked an international outcry when it successfully fired a bomb at a secret underground location and Western intelligence officials are convinced that Iran is working on its own weapons programme.
A senior European defence official told The Daily Telegraph that North Korea had invited a team of Iranian nuclear scientists to study the results of last October's underground test to assist Teheran's preparations to conduct its own — possibly by the end of this year.
There were unconfirmed reports at the time of the Korean firing that an Iranian team was present. Iranian military advisers regularly visit North Korea to participate in missile tests.
Now the long-standing military co-operation between the countries has been extended to nuclear issues.
Isn't it sweet how friends can find each other in the dark?
Isn't it nice to find yourself defined by who your enemies truly are?
What can be so bad about us, if these guys want us vapor?
As a result, senior western military officials are deeply concerned that the North Koreans' technical superiority will allow the Iranians to accelerate development of their own nuclear weapon.
"The Iranians are working closely with the North Koreans to study the results of last year's North Korean nuclear bomb test," said the European defence official.
Such a perfect blendship
Check out Raymond S. Kraft's "Terrorism" at http://www.therant.us/staff/kraft/10242006.htm for some fictional speculation on where this could be heading...
Actually it's "December 7, 2008" at The New Media Journal.us for October 24, 2006. I'm still getting the hang of this, which should come as a surprise to nobody.
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