North Korea is helping Iran develop a long range nuclear ballistic missile

Daily Star Online has exclusively obtained an early version of the book penned by the National Council of Resistance to Iran (NCRI).

Iranian exiles will be launching the report tonight in Washington following US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the so-called nuclear detail.

Titled Iran’s Ballistic Buildup – it exposes the state’s ongoing missile programme, rubbishing claims it is “defensive” and claiming the West has been “weak” in tackling Iran.

NCRI experts claim scientists have been secretly drafted in from North Korea to be a key component in the march towards missiles by the Islamic Republic.

The report claims top Iranian officials – including President Hassan Rohani and military commander Mohsin Rezai – have all visited Kim Jong-un’s state to discuss missiles.

And North Korea’s aid of Iran allegedly continues ongoing to this day, despite Kim Jong-un appear to cosy up to the US and President Trump.

North Korean missile and nuclear experts have “had a consistent presence in Iran” for the past 30 years, the book claims.

Kim’s men have helped Iran develop missile guidance systems, missile designs, components of warheads, and working on aerodynamics.

The experts are smuggled into Iran in “total secrecy” and stay in a special “guesthouse” east of Tehran.

Spies and soldiers carefully guard the North Koreans as the hideout in the eight-story building near the Hemmat Industrial Group site in Khojir.

The report claims Iran approached North Korea asking for aid in developing its nuclear and missile programme.

NCRI experts write: “The IRGC has obtained the technical know-how and a wealth of experience in the area of missile development from North Korea.

“It currently has close and systematic ties with the North’s missile program.”

And the original IRGC missile commander Hassan Tehran Moqaddam was personally trained on manufacturing missiles by North Korean experts.

He died during an explosion at an Iranian test site back in 2011.

NCRI experts wrote: “The North Korean experts are moved in vans with tinted windows and curtains.

“The counterintelligence department of the Ministry of Defense controls the guesthouse under tight security.”

And the report claims IRGC commander Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was present for North Korea’s third nuclear test back in 2013.

He travelled under the alias Dr. Hassan Mohseni and stayed at the luxurious Hotel Koryo in Pyongyang.

And Iran paid North Korea for the privilege of a visit to see their nukes.

Tehran’s missile programme is described as “pillar of the clerical dictatorship’s strategic military doctrine”.

“Iran’s missile program must be terminated, period,” the book says.

It adds: “The regime’s advances in this arena are not a sign of its strength but the symptom of a weak and indecisive posture from the U.S. and Europe in relation to Tehran.

“The Iranian theocracy will not abandon these policies for as long as it possibly can because these strategies are inextricably linked to its survival.”

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, said: “Eradicating the clerical regime’s nuclear and terrorism threats means getting rid of the regime in its entirety.

“A regime based on the principle of velayat-e faqih (absolute rule of the clergy) cannot exist without terrorism, suppression, and weapons of mass destruction.”

She added: “The end of religious dictatorship in Iran is a requisite for regional peace, democracy, security, and stability.

“This is the only way to end war and crisis in the region and avert a larger war.”

Iran and North Korea are the two big challenges for President Trump’s foreign policy.

Kim’s rogue state appears to be getting round the table with the US, while Iran has been further pushed into the cold by the nuke deal.

Trump branded it as a “horrible one-sided deal” that “didn’t bring calm, didn’t bring peace and never will”.

He claimed the deal was insufficient to stop the Iranian nuclear programme and said it was “defective at its core”.

US President George W. Bush previously called Iran and North Korea, along with Iraq, a new “axis of evil”.

Source » dailystar

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