Is Iran a Factor in NK Nuke Peril?

The report of a North Korean nuclear test involving a Hydrogen bomb is being greeted with both alarm and skepticism by the world. Experts aren’t sure whether Pyongyang really has the capacity to produce even a small H-bomb while U.S. and South Korea are both saying that the seismic wave detected is inconsistent with one that might result from a thermonuclear test. Yet despite the attempts to maintain calm, there’s little doubt that North Korean’s announcement may represent a dangerous escalation. Even if it isn’t an H-bomb, any nuclear advances for North Korean’s program bring it that much closer to having a viable arsenal that will be in the control of an unstable leader in Kim Jong-il and a maniacal regime that can’t be trusted to behave in a rational manner. Under the circumstances, containment may be difficult if not impossible.

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Is Iran a Factor in NK Nuke Peril?

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