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Iran’s nuclear co-op with North Korea exposed: Report

Iran is cooperating with North Korea on nuclear weapons by conducting clandestine deals with the dictatorship to further its global military ambitions, an Iranian Resistance document has claimed.

The extraordinary claims were made in a paper composed by the official Iranian Resistance movement. The document asserts numerous Iranian officials have travelled to North Korea to discuss nuclear weapons. It comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked Iran for violation of United Nations (UN) resolutions this week.

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) document, many Iranian officials have been in clandestine talks with Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship over nuclear weapons policy.

In exchange for obtaining military, nuclear and missile equipment, the Iranian regime sends oil to North Korea, the explosive paper claims.

It reads, “The Iranian regime is North Korea’s strategic ally.

“Many of the regime’s current officials, including Khamenei, current President Hassan Rouhani, and Mohsen Rezai, the former Commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), have all travelled to North Korea to discuss the nuclear program.”

Missile and nuclear experts from North Korea have had a consistent presence in Iran since the Iran-Iraq war, the NCRI paper states.

The document, entitled ‘Iran’s Ballistic Buildup: The march towards nuclear-capable missiles’, purports to know the “exact location of the place where North Koreans stay”, contending it is, “End of Babaie Highway heading to the east, past Morvarid Hall, at Khomeini complex.”

It also mentions specific individuals whom it claims are involved.

According to compiled reports, IRGC delegates and commanders regularly visit North Korea, with Mohsen Fakhrizadeh allegedly present during the third nuclear test conducted by North Korea on February 12, 2013.

The document continues to implicate Fakhrizadeh, saying during his North Korea visit he stayed at Hotel Koryo - considered to be one of the most luxurious establishments in the city of Pyongyang.

Of his group’s revelations, NCRI representative Hossein Abedini told the Daily Express, “The ballistic missile program has always been a part of the Iranian regime’s malign and destructive regional policy.

“It constitutes one of the pillars of the regime to guarantee the survival of the theocratic dictatorship.”

The regime change champion added, “The regime has squandered enormous sums from Iran’s wealth to invest in its missile program during the recent years in the context of its warmongering and destabilizing policies in the region.

”The NCRI identified and exposed the location of 42 IRGC centers across Iran involved in the manufacturing, testing and launching of ballistic missiles.

”These ballistic missiles are largely based on North Korean design and model.”

The NCRI disclosures come after the UK spoke to criticize Rouhani’s Iranian regime at the UN Security Council this week along with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The UK’s UN ambassador Karen Pierce said: “Iran needs to take steps to address the concerns of this Council seriously and to recognize that its expeditionary and expansionist security doctrine will only provoke more challenges and lead to greater instability within the region.”

Meanwhile, Pompeo urged the UN to ban Iranian missile tests.

He said, “Iran has exploited the goodwill of nations and defied multiple Security Council resolutions in its quest for a robust ballistic missile force.

“The United States will never stand for this.

“No nation that seeks peace and prosperity in the Middle East should either.”

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - or so-called Iran Nuclear deal - was intended to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program and thwart its ability to create a nuclear bomb.

The accord was struck between Iran and global superpowers, China, France, Germany, the European Union, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States (who later withdrew under President Trump).

Of the deal, Abedini said, “It gave a lot of unnecessary concessions to the regime, which was in a very weak position.

“It was time to get rid of all its nuclear activities but unfortunately they gave a lot of concessions which did not work and made the regime more brazen.”