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September 3, 2017 9:57 am

Ex-Israeli Defense Minister: Iran Will Be Watching How World Reacts to North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Twitter.

Iran will be watching how the world reacts to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, a former Israeli defense minister said on Sunday.

Following the news that Pyongyang had detonated what it claimed to be an advanced hydrogen bomb that could be put on an intercontinental ballistic missile, Moshe Ya’alon — a retired IDF lieutenant general who now heads the Manhigut Aheret NGO — tweeted, “The response of the international system, led by the US, to the North Korean regime’s provocations will be reflected in the Iranian regime’s behavior on the nuclear issue in the near future.”

“Although the nuclear test is not our concern, the tension should worry us,” Ya’alon continued.

In a March interview with The Algemeiner, proliferation expert David Albright said that paying attention to any potential nuclear cooperation between North Korea and Iran should be a priority for the Trump administration.

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  • robert Davis

    It’s obvious :if the US do not bomb north korean facilities and even pyonyang nuclear proliferation will spread all over and within 2 or 3 years ww3 will end up in 1 or several billion casualties. It’s time to understand our choice is only between preventive strikes which will make casualties probably only in north korea which has too few nukes to pass South korean patriot defenses or ww3.

  • North Korea is testing American resolve by flaunting its nuclear ambitions. Eventually, the North Koreans will detonate a thermonuclear device, and it will be too late to stop them. Only a credible use of force will deter North Korea’s nuclear program, and make Iran take notice.