High-Level Contacts between North Korea and Iran Hint at Deeper Military Cooperation

Pyongyang has emerged as a critical partner in Tehran's 'Axis of Resistance,' and officials warn that their joint efforts may extend to weapons of mass destruction
November 27, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

Author: 

Jay Solomon

Publication: 

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Related Country: 

  • North Korea

High-level meetings between North Korean and Iranian officials in recent months are stoking concerns inside the U.S. government about the depth of military ties between the two American adversaries. In September, President Trump ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a fresh review of any potential bilateral nuclear collaboration. Yet officials in Washington, Asia, and the Middle East who track the relationship indicate that Pyongyang and Tehran have already signaled a commitment to jointly develop their ballistic missile systems and other military/scientific programs.

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