Iran’s dragging on the negotiations with the P5+1 on an agreement covering its nuclear program may be one of the biggest con jobs in modern history, camouflaging secret nuclear development in North Korea, which has been providing technology and advice to Tehran.
North Korea was caught red-handed helping the construction of a nuclear facility in Syria, heavily backed by Iran, when Israel bombed the site in 2007.
The Daily Beast reported Monday that Iran since 2012 has deployed personnel at a North Korean military base near China, which along with Russia has been the biggest investor in Iran’s program to reach nuclear capability.
North Korea, which already is a nuclear threat to the world, would love to see Iran in possession of a nuclear bomb to help it threaten the West. Evil always has an insatiable appetite for more evil.
Iran is the trickiest of tricksters. It has pulled the wool over the eyes of the Obama administration and its predecessors, which is not difficult considering that their foreign policy advisers are blind to foreign cultures and assume everyone in the world thinks like and acts like Americans and that shaking hands means a deal is a deal.
The talks in Lausanne are a great stage for the Islamic Republic to act as if it is hanging on to every possibility to refuse to concede to the West, as if doing so would delay its being able to point a nuclear weapon at Israel.
But if a deal finally signed, and if that happens it won’t be much before one minute before President Barack Obama’s self-imposed deadline, it won’t take into account possible Iranian nuclear development in North Korea. The menace from the Far East has sent hundreds of scientists and technicians to Iranian sites.
Tehran also has a healthy, or unhealthy, delegation in North Korea. The Daily Beast reported.
Larry Niksch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., estimates that the North’s proceeds from this trade with Iran are ‘between $1.5 billion and $2.0 billion annually…..
Iran has bought a lot with its money. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, thought to be Tehran’s chief nuclear scientist, was almost certainly in North Korea at Punggye-ri in February 2013 to witness Pyongyang’s third atomic test. Reports put Iranian technicians on hand at the site for the first two detonations as well.
The North Koreans have also sold Iran material for bomb cores, perhaps even weapons-grade uranium….
In 2011, The Trumpet wrote,” Bruce Bennett, a senior defense analyst for the Rand Corporation, an intelligence company used by the U.S. military, says, “There’ve been stories of Iranians at the nuclear tests in North Korea. So if information is really being shared then you’ve got a much more dangerous situation, because most people would argue that the North Korean nuclear program is out ahead of Iran, and we don’t want Iran having that assistance.”
So let’s say Iran signs an agreement – and remember, this in only a “framework” agreement, one of the Obama administration’s favorite terms and which always turns out to be a basis for more concessions in a supposed final agreement.
A deal would not prevent Iran from buying enriched uranium from North Korea, and the Islamic Republic will have plenty of cash to do so because a deal will be accompanied by the removal of sanctions.
If a deal is signed by midnight March 31, Iran can celebrate April Fool’s Day by opening up its sites for inspection, after all traces of nuclear weapons research are removed, and carry on freely in North Korea to assemble a nuclear weapon.
The Daily Beast wrote very succinctly:
The Iranians could be busy assembling the components for a bomb elsewhere. In other words, they will be one day away from a bomb—the flight time from Pyongyang to Tehran—not one year as American and other policymakers hope.
It also pointed out the obvious other probable partner in evil, namely China, which has invested millions in Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. China previously has violated U.N. Security Council resolutions by sending to Iran materials that could be used for building atomic bombs.