The other player in the North Korea crisis: Iran

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They say that Tehran's seeing that, in spite of US protests, North Korea has built a nuclear weapon, they will attempt to do the same.

While North Korea tests the system by wagging its rogue nuclear power, Iran wants to know how the globe reacts. A day before Kim's Guam threat, the semi-official Fars News Agency ran a retrospective on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in which they defended most nuclear countries including North Korea: "So much is said every day about nuclear weapons and threats from nuclear-armed states, but that one historic fact remains among all the blather", went the piece.

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Levitt cautioned, however, that the North Korean crisis and the situation in Iran are not entirely parallel: "Iran is not a closed economy that is entirely blocked off from the rest of the world, while North Korea largely is". But he came with a large delegation of North Korean military officers who spent hours in conference with the heads of Iran's nuclear and missile programs, as well as the leaders of the powerful Revolutionary Guards.

With all of the attention now going toward North Korea's apparent development of a nuclear warhead that can be placed on an ICBM, recent developments in the Middle East that are just as troubling seem to have been missed.

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Trump has frequently expressed scepticism about the agreement, despite a US State Department assessment last month that Tehran was meeting its terms. The former representative for the Clinton administration in Egypt said it's crucial that the Trump team focuses on both issues at the same time. He asked, "What lessons will Iran draw if North Korea gets away with not only getting a bomb, but building up continuously with China and Russian Federation tolerating it?"

Iranian lawmakers had passed the single-urgency motion with 93 percent of the votes, referring it to the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee for further consultation with different state organizations and legislative bodies, Naqavi Hosseini said.

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"If there is true suspicion of Iranian cheating or violating the accord, then the USA should increase inspections", said Nader.

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