November 26, 2014 09:40
Israel on Thursday claimed to have intelligence that Iran acquired missile and nuclear technology and expertise from North Korea in exchange for huge amounts of financial support over the past years.
The claim was made by Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli minister of strategic and intelligence affairs, according to the U.S. news website World Tribune. It comes in the context of a wider Israeli campaign to shore up U.S. support for a hard line on Iran.
He noted that the international community has failed to keep North Korea from developing nuclear weapons despite years of talks with the North, and claimed Iran too could bypass international sanctions.
"We all know that Iran, Syria and North Korea are very close to each other," World Tribune quoted Steinitz as saying, "Any nuclear accord with Teheran would be meaningless without addressing its alliance with Pyongyang."
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