Opinion: Iran and the Korean Peace Agreement
Kevin Felts 05.01.18
While the world is watching the peace agreement between North and South Korea unfold, there is a nation we should be asking, “What are they going to do now?” That nation is Iran.
For decades there has been speculation North Korea and Iran assisted each other in develop nuclear technology. For those readers who may be too young to know this, in 2002 George Bush called North Korea and Iran, “The axis of evil.”
Now that North Korea has offered an olive branch to South Korea, and the United States, where does this leave Iran?
Combine the above question with recent news saying Iran hid its nuclear program from the rest of the world.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday his country had thousands of pages of documents proving Iran is secretly pursuing a nuclear program.
The leader, long in opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, said Iran lied when it agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions in 2015.
“Iran did not come clean about its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech as he stood before binders representing the documents he said proved his assertions.
It is rather strange how the timing of the North Korean peace proposal is when Iran’s nuclear program is being laid bare for the world to see.
First thoughts are Iran may be preparing to do something so terrible, North Korea does not want to have anything to do with it? Then again, this is pure speculation. Let’s compare it to some kids who are planning some mischief. One of the kids thinks it is a bad idea, so he leaves the group. “Ya’ll want to get in trouble, go ahead, but I am outta here.”
President Trump stated he may pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. The result could possibly be restoring sanctions on Iran.
While peace may finally arrive at the Korean peninsula, it appears tensions with Iran may be on the upswing. Then again, maybe North Korea coming to the peace table may entice Iran to do the same thing.
Iran Terror Link
Some of the readers may be asking, “So what?”
Iran has links to various terrorist organizations in the middle east. One of the primary concerns is Iran develops a nuclear weapon, then hands the weapon over to a terror cell. The group then uses the device on Israel.
Or, the device is placed on an oil tanker and detonated in a port of Europe, or the United States. Such an event would be not only a nuclear disaster, but an environmental nightmare.
On thing is for sure, we will have to wait and see how this unfolds.