North Korea ‘closely watching’ Iran missile test as Kim prepares nuke launch
The tubby tyrant brought in the new year by issuing a chilling warning his nation was close to launching an intercontinental ballistic missile.
But according to a North Korea expert Kim has been watching Donald Trump’s reaction over Iran amid his own plans to launch a ICBM.
Iran came under fire last week after it launched a medium range Khorramshahr ballistic missile.
Ken Gause, a senior North Korea analyst at CNA Corp said: ”It has been my contention that North Korea would delay testing an ICBM or a nuclear test until they had a better read on the Trump administration.
“They will closely watch the US response to Iran’s test.”
Analysts at 38 North also believe the Iranian missile could have used North Korean technology.
It comes after unconfirmed reports stated a missile launched last year by the Islamic Republic featured an R-27 engine imported from North Korea.
Kim Jong-un has declared he could launch a nuke from anywhere and at anytime.
North Korea’s ICBM, with a range of 5,500 miles, could cause devastation if launched at the US.
US defence secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis issued his own chilling warning, declaring the US will defeat any nuclear weapons sent their way.
It comes as a Trump advisor revealed these actions were “only the beginning” as the US president said “nothing was off the table”.
Courtesy: Daily Star