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North Korea and Iran teaming up again as US weighs Iran nuclear deal

North Korea and Iran are united in common factors or ideological hostility toward the United States. (Getty) By Eric Shawn February 25, 2021 A leaked report on North Korean sanctions by a UN Security Council committee reportedly states that Kim Jong Un's regime and Tehran are working together... again, to develop long range ballistic missiles. Some experts say those [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|East Asia, North Korea|

Iran, N. Korea resumed missile collaboration in 2020

Kim Jong-Un looking at a metal casing at an undisclosed location. (AFP) February 9, 2021 North Korea and Iran resumed cooperation on the development of long-range missiles in 2020, according to a UN report that also confirmed Pyongyang continues to violate various nuclear resolutions. The annual report, produced by an independent panel of UN experts, [...]

By |February 9th, 2021|East Asia, North Korea|

Pompeo says Iran supplied Gaddafi regime with chemical weapons that were used in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2020. (AP) January 11, 2021 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed on Sunday that Iran had supplied the regime of late Libya ruler Moammar al-Gaddafi with chemical weapons. He made the revelation [...]

By |January 11th, 2021|Africa, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, USA|

Iran’s Zarif says U.S. plotting to fabricate war pretext

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) January 1, 2021 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Thursday of trying to fabricate a pretext for attacking Iran, and vowed Tehran would defend itself even though it does not seek war [...]

By |January 1st, 2021|North Korea, USA|

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the U.S. military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base, in Iraq, Dec 26, 2019. (AFP) December 24, 2020 US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold “Iran responsible” in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Iraq, North Korea, USA|

Iran presses U.S. to exit Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvers to influence both

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) By David Brennan December 24, 2020 Iran is upping the ante against American military presence in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq—two of America's so-called "forever wars" that President-Elect Joe Biden will be under pressure to finally end when he comes to power next month. [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, USA|

North Korea is less of a risk to US than Iran

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran (left) and 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Un of North Korea. (File photos) By Matthew Wisner August 13, 2017 The tensions continue to mount between North Korea and the U.S., but despite concerns the North Korean leadership is a loose cannon, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) suggests it [...]

By |August 13th, 2017|North America, North Korea, USA|

Chillaxing on Friendship Farms and 9 other curiosities of the Iran-North Korea relationship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards delegation in North Korea in the 1980’s during Iran-Iraq War. IranWire. By Roland Elliott Brown August 11, 2017 Among the many presidents, prime ministers and foreign dignitaries attending the August 5 inauguration for Hassan Rouhani's second term as Iranian president was North Korea’s Kim Yong-nam, who holds the title President of the [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|North Korea|