North Korea works for Iran. @RepLeeZeldin @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.

Dec 01, 2017, 05:23 AM

12-01-2017 (Photo: Lebanon, Iran, and North Korea Pavilions of Expo 2010 Date 16 May 2010, 21:33:54 Source originally posted to Flickr as Lebanon, Iran, North Korea Author Kimon Berlin) Twitter: @BatchelorShow

North Korea works for Iran. @RepLeeZeldin @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres.

A series of high-level meetings between Iranian and North Korean officials has prompted fresh concern in U.S. national security circles about the depth of military and ballistic missile technology cooperation between the two American adversaries, according to a Washington think tank. An analysis from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said U.S. intelligence has spotted Iranian defense officials in North Korea over the past year, raising the specter that Pyongyang and Tehran might be sharing certain military technological advances with each other. The concern over collusion intensified with Tuesday’s ballistic missile launch by the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The 53-minute missile test, the first by Pyongyang in more than 2½ months, landed off the coast of Japan and may have traveled higher into space than any other North Korean missile, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. At least one high-level North Korean visit to Iran has also taken place, according to the analysis published this week by the Washington Institute, which is known for its criticisms of the Iranian regime. “In early August, Kim Yong-nam, North Korea’s No. 2 political leader and head of its legislature, departed Pyongyang amid great fanfare for an extended visit to Iran,” the analysis said. “The official reason was to attend the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani, but the length of the visit raised alarm bells in Washington and allied capitals.”