North Korea, Iran to continue developing missile programs – expert

August 9, 2017

Trend News Agency:

North Korea and Iran will look for the ways to continue developing their missile programs in light of more sanctions aimed at preventing these regimes access to international suppliers, Amir Toumaj, research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iranian affairs, told Trend.

He noted that, ties between the Islamic Republic and DPRK go back to the 1980’s and both countries are deeply hostile towards the United States.

“Missiles constitute the pillars of the two regimes’ strategic arsenals and they have not hesitated to invest in illicit capabilities. Both will look for ways to continue developing their programs in light of more sanctions to prevent these regimes access to international suppliers,” the expert said.

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