Fears of World War 3 grow if Donald Trump, China, South Korea and Japan do not stop North Korea’s nuclear programme, as Iran could mirror Kim Jong-un’s efforts and develop its own nuclear weapons, said Dr William Parker.
The COO of the EastWest Institute told Fox News: “This is a complex environment in the backyard of China, South Korea, Japan.
“And when you look at those three countries and what they’re dealing with right now, if they do nothing, if we do nothing as a globe and we allow North Korea their nuclear weapons programme and advance them to the point that they’re close to right now, what you’re going to end up with is likely a nuclear South Korea, a nuclear Japan, and therefore a concerned China that increases their nuclear capability and their defence capability.”
Dr Parker added: “But it gets better. It gets better because then Iran sees that North Korea got away with it and you end up with a potential of nuclear weapons in and around the Gulf as well.
“If that happens you’re going to end up losing control of that fissile material and that’s a very complicated problem.”
Speaking at a press conference at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that Iran could become the “next North Korea” if no one did anything to stop it.
Ms Haley presented the remnants of a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants from Yemen into Saudi Arabia that came close to hitting Riyadh’s airport last month.
She said the missile “might as well have had ‘Made in Iran’ stickers” on it, adding that Iran was violating UN resolutions.
The Ambassador added: “All of these weapons include parts made in Iran, some by Iran’s government defence industry.
“All are proof that Iran has defied the international community and not just one time.
“This evidence demonstrates a pattern of behaviour in which Iran sows conflict and extremism in direct violation of UN Security Council resolutions.”
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