February 25, 2013

N. Korea Shows Danger of Half-Deal with Iran

Gary Milhollin, Bloomberg

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Negotiators from the world’s major powers sit down with Iran this week for more talks on its nuclear program, just weeks after North Korea tested another nuclear weapon.

If the connection between these two events isn’t obvious, it should be: North Korea’s nuclear saga is a cautionary tale for anyone attempting to bargain with the Islamic Republic.

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TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, Iran, North Korea


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