Iran Gets North Korean Expertise in Building Up, Testing and Hiding its Ballistic Missiles

June 20, 2017

Author: 

Rowan Scarborough

Publication: 

Washington Times

Related Country: 

  • North Korea

In a new report, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) claims that Iran has received assistance from North Korea in constructing missile sites in Iran. The report states that Iran has served as permanent hosts to North Korean experts, who have helped Iran build underground facilities and tunnels to produce, store, and maintain missiles. These facilities and other Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) missile sites are based on North Korean models and blueprints, according to NCRI. NCRI claims that there has been a frequent exchange of personnel between Iran and North Korea, with members of the IRGC Aerospace Force traveling to North Korea to exchange information with North Korean specialists. The report also presents evidence of work at 42 missile sites in Iran, twelve of which were previously undisclosed, according to NCRI. In addition, the report highlights the work done at the Semnan missile center, where NCRI states that missile work and nuclear research by the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND) is integrated.